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Akash Chopra hits back at Deepti Sharma’s critics, shares an old controversial clip featuring Amy Jones

Deepti Sharma helped India with a valuable fifty in the middle order.
Aakash Chopra and Deepti Sharma
Aakash Chopra and Deepti Sharma: (Image Source: Twitter)

The run-out from Deepti Sharma to get Charlotte Dean out has become a heated debate on social media and it has made headlines all over the internet. The England fans, commentators, and players were taken aback by the run-out and expressed their frustration on social media.

In this regard, former India batter Akash Chopra opened a can of worms by posting a video that talked about the conduct of England wicketkeeper Amy Jones on the lines of the run-out made by Deepti Sharma.

In the video shared by Akash Chopra, Amy Jones takes the catch of Smriti Mandhana in an old match but it turns out that the catch was an illegitimate one and the ball fell to the ground. Amy Jones was not at all in full control of the catch. The wicketkeeper apologized for the incident but it put a big question on her integrity. She claimed the catch, but it turned out that it was adjudged not out after it was referred to the third umpire.

Here is the video:

‘Leaving this here. Without comment’ – Akash Chopra

In a similar vein when Deepti Sharma ran out Charlotte dean from the non-striker’s end, a lot of the England players were questioning the spirit of the game but it turned out that the run out executed by Deepti Sharma was perfectly legal and it was well within the rules of the game. There were boos from the England crowd at Lords as well.

At the post match presentation, Harmanpreet Kaur said that what Deepti Sharma did was perfectly alright and that she would back her players no matter what.

“I thought you will ask about the first nine wickets because they were also not easy to take. I don’t think we have done something new. What I feel is, that shows your awareness of what the batters are doing. I will back my player because I don’t think she has done something which is not in the ICC rules,” Harmanpreet said.

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