Run-out at the non-striker’s end has always been a controversial issue, and cricket enthusiasts across the world are also divided over the legitimacy of this mode of dismissal. However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) last year officially legalised the ‘Mankad’ by moving it from the unfair play category to the legitimate ‘run out’ category. The new rules came into effect on October 1, 2022.
A Tasmanian batter recently fell victim to the non-striker’s run out that left him furious with the bowler and the umpire. The video of the same was posted by the Australian media network Fox Cricket on Twitter.
The incident happened during the SCA Grand Final between Claremont and New Norfolk when a bowler, after spotting the batter out of the crease, dislodged the bails at the non-striker’s end just before releasing the ball from his hand and appealed to the umpire. The match official deemed the Tasmanian cricketer out as per the new rules, and the latter had to go back to the pavilion. However, the player was unhappy with the on-field umpire’s verdict and furiously threw his bat in the air to express his dissent. He even kicked off his gloves in anger on his way back to the dugout.
The teammates of the Tasmanian cricketer were also seen stepping onto the field in resentment.
Here’s the video:
A Tasmanian cricketer was NOT happy after getting out via a Mankad and launched his bat, helmet and gloves into the air! 🤬🤯 pic.twitter.com/y64z4kwpE3
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 28, 2023
It’s not the first time such an incident has taken place. The non-striker run-out has been subject to huge discussions even before this. While many popular cricketers such as Ravichandran Ashwin and Alex Hales support this mode of dismissal, many don’t agree with them.
Going by the ICC law on the non-striker run-out, it states: “If the non-striker is out of his/her ground at any time from the moment the ball comes into play until the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be run out.”
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