Cricket world erupts after Katherine Brunt’s sporting act in Women’s T20 World Cup…

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Cricket world erupts after Katherine Brunt’s sporting act in Women’s T20 World Cup…

Debate is once again raging after England fast bowler Katherine Brunt did not complete a Mankad run out in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup during the final over of the match against South Africa.

With the Proteas needing 7 off 4 balls, the non-striker Sune Luus left her crease early as Brunt came running in into bowl.

Instead of dislodging the bails, Brunt gave Luus a warning.

After Brunt’s caution, South Africa’s Mignon du Preez smashed a six followed by another boundary to win her team the game with two balls to spare.

Katherine Brunt chose not to run out Sune Luus in the dramatic finish
Katherine Brunt chose not to run out Sune Luus in the dramatic finish

However, it was Brunt’s tough decision that had the cricket world talking after the match.

Commentators and experts around the world have responded to the controversial moment by both applauding Brunt’s display of sportsmanship and deriding her for failing to capture the dismissal.

Ayabonga Khaka did exactly the same while brunt was batting, fair play from both teams. https://t.co/mx5Zp0wJMQ

— Marizanne Kapp (@kappie777) February 23, 2020

I find it interesting that it’s always the bowler who is questioned in these circumstances re ‘spirit of cricket’. The batter is clearly gaining an advantage yet it is always the bowler that has the focus on them.

Stick to the laws of the game. https://t.co/AAgxcJcgrJ

— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) February 23, 2020

Well within her rights to run her out. https://t.co/RhoMcKuWcY

— Andrew Wu (@wutube) February 23, 2020

This is exactly the kind of scenario that led to the MCC relaxing the run-out rules. Luus was very, very lucky that Brunt was reluctant to do it. pic.twitter.com/sy8w4UgtXC

— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) February 23, 2020

Isn’t it against spirit of the sport not to mankad when it’s right as per law.

When a Bowler oversteps without an intention to take unfair advantage, so Batsman can leave or defend the freehit?

IMO, When its within rule, not doing Mankad is wrong.

— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) February 23, 2020

Well within her rights to run her out. https://t.co/RhoMcKuWcY

— Andrew Wu (@wutube) February 23, 2020

contributed to* costing England, etc. I’m not going down twitter’s Mankad sewer today but, in short, it’s only logical that one event influences the next. If the runout was completed, the game’s circumstances change. It’s not as simple as “well, MdP hit the next ball for six.”

— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) February 23, 2020

This is exactly the kind of scenario that led to the MCC relaxing the run-out rules. Luus was very, very lucky that Brunt was reluctant to do it. pic.twitter.com/sy8w4UgtXC

— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) February 23, 2020

It is against the “spirit of the sport” (no clue what that is) for the non-striker to leave the crease.

— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) February 23, 2020

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