'Absolutely PATHETIC way to win a cricket match': Piers Morgan leads outcry at India women after Deepti Sharma 'Mankadded' England's Charlie Dean at the non-striker's end and insists the team should be 'ashamed of themselves'
Piers Morgan has branded India's 'mankad' in the final One Day International against England an 'absolutely pathetic way to 'win' a cricket match.'
With her side needing 17 to win, England batter Charlie Dean was run out at the non-striker's end by Deepti Sharma in an act that has caused a stir in the cricketing world.
Morgan was one viewer who was displeased with the act, and took to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
Several cricket stars have had their say on the matter, including men's bowler Stuart Broad, who tweeted: 'I personally wouldn't like to win a match like that.'
His views were echoed by wicketkeeper Sam Billings, who posted: 'There's surely not a person who has played the game that thinks this is acceptable. Just not cricket.'
Sharma's teammate, Harmanpreet Kaur, when interviewed after the match said: 'It's part of the game. We have not done anything new.
ThickasaBrick1, Siena, Italy
Most unsporting way to win a match. Sharma has certainly made a name for herself but unfortunately for the wrong reasons.
Skipper-feet, Nottingham, United Kingdom
As an x cricket captain I would have cancelled the appeal and had a quiet word with the bowler about sportsmanship. Especially as there was no warning given. We should severely censure the Indian captain and the bowler.
PetrusBanson, Lancaster, United Kingdom
The captain could have refused to sanction the appeal. She is just as guilty as the bowler of unsporting behaviour.
Blade_Runner, Kent, United Kingdom
Legal but very unsportsmanlike and sneaky imo
YouknowthatIknow, Bucks, United Kingdom
If its OK in the rules then it's the batsmans fault. Plain and simple.
FairEnuff, Boro, United Kingdom
As an Englishman I have to say that we got what we deserved. The English batter was bending the rules, not the Indian bowler.
If its in the rules you cant blame the players.
notagain999, Melbourne, Australia
The outrage over this is pathetic.
bigrich, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
They would have won the series in any case so I don't get why they stooped to this.
juniormac, Bedford, United Kingdom
How my god i though that idiot piers Morgan had gone away for good
sam.p2021, London, United Kingdom
It's the rules!
Dave12, Bristol, United Kingdom
As an England fan I would say it's a legitimate run out. The players is stealing ground and it's a run out. Players should stay in their ground or take the consequences.
Red Devil is king., London, United Kingdom
Why? The batter was halfway down the wicket before the ball was bowled. It's in the rules, live with it.
bertshead, London, United Kingdom
No rules broken. Move on.
Jp101, London, United Kingdom
Within the rules of the game
Terry Funkwit, Solihull, United Kingdom
It's just not cricket.
Actual Proof, London, United Kingdom
I have just watched it, no sympathy at all. She wasn't looking at the bowler, just walking down the pitch, gaining an advantage. Rules are rules.......
Disco Man, Brisbane, Australia
Nothing wrong with it, totally within the rules
Chrism1988, Manchester , United Kingdom
If Piers Morgan disapproves it was almost certainly ok
Rab Swing, Glasgow, United Kingdom
India had already won the series. unfortunately. Piers bad loser again