A heartwarming incident unfolded during the second ODI of the three-match series between Bangladesh and New Zealand when Litton Das recalled Ish Sodhi after he was controversially run out at the non-striker’s end by bowler Hasan Mahmud. The event garnered huge attention, and Liton was praised by many for his gesture. Sodhi himself also appreciated the generous act of the Bangladesh skipper after the match.
Ish Sodhi’s run-out and Litton Das’ heartwarming gesture
The incident took place during the 46th over of New Zealand’s innings when Mahmud was in the process of delivering the ball for Bangladesh, and Sodhi left his crease at the non-striker’s end before the release of the red leather. In a split second, Mahmud displayed incredible reflexes and quickly removed the bails. The decision was then referred to the third umpire, who declared the Kiwi batter out. However, after a brief discussion, Litton and Mahmud later decided to withdraw their appeal and recalled Sodhi in a heartwarming gesture.
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Ish Sodhi’s heroic performance in the second ODI
In the end, New Zealand emerged victorious in the game, and Sodhi played a pivotal role in their success with a crucial 35 runs and a brilliant six-fer. His remarkable all-round performance even earned him the well-deserved ‘Player of the Match’ award.
Ish Sodhi praises Litton Das for his act
During the post-match presentation, Sodhi took a moment to express his gratitude for Litton’s act of sportsmanship, calling his gesture ‘nice’. He also reflected on the match and the factors that contributed to the Blackcaps’ victory.
“Really good day. Historically we haven’t done well here and hence it is nice to get the win. Nice of Litton for calling me back after the mankad. That was the whole reason we decided to bat first as the ball would spin more in the second innings, even Ravindra and McConchie got the ball to spin. Playing ODI cricket leading into the WC is awesome, but this is a difficult place to play and to walk away with a win is awesome,” said Sodhi.
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