ENG v IND: Heather Knight refutes Deepti Sharma’s warning claim regarding Charlie Dean’s run-out

The controversy regarding Deepti Sharma’s run-out of Charlie Dean has gone further, with England Women skipper Heather Knight accusing the all-rounder of ‘lying’ over her claims that Dean was warned before her dismissal on Saturday.

Notably, in a crunch situation when the English team needed 17 runs to win with their last-wicket pair of Dean and Freya Davies in the middle, Deepti, after noticing that Dean was outside her crease at the non-striker’s end, stopped in her bowling stride and whipped the bails off.

The incident stirred up the spirit-of-cricket debates, with the experts having mixed opinions. While many England cricketers expressed their displeasure, the Indian fraternity came out in support of Deepti. Upon reaching India, Deepti revealed that she ran Dean out only after issuing several warnings to the opposition and also getting the on-field umpire familiar with the whole situation.

“That was our plan because she was repeatedly doing it, and we had warned them too. We had also informed the umpires. But still, she was right there, so there wasn’t much we could do. We did everything according to the rules and guidelines,” Deepti told the reporters.

However, Knight, who is currently out with a hip-joint injury, took to Twitter to refute the claims of Deepti. Though Knight admitted what India did was well within the rules but also accused Deepti of lying.

“The game is over, Charlie was dismissed legitimately. India were deserved winners of the match and the series. But no warnings were given. They don’t need to be given, so it hasn’t made the dismissal any less legitimate. But if they’re comfortable with the decision to affect the run-out, India shouldn’t feel the need to justify it by lying about warnings,” said Knight in a series of tweets.

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