Deepti Sharma is in the spotlight after the India-England Women’s ODI match (IND-W vs ENG-W) held at Lord’s on Saturday. The reason for her making the headlines is her Mankading. In the last match of the three-match ODI series, Deepti Sharma sent the English batsman to the pavilion through Mankading and helped the Indian team win the match and the series 3-0. Since this match, Deepti Sharma has dominated social media.
Deepti Sharma used Mankading when England had one wicket remaining and needed 17 runs from 40 balls to win. When Deepti stepped forward to throw the third ball of the 44, he saw that Charlie had gone well past the crease, in which case Deepti flew the stumps without letting go of the ball in his hand.
In cricket, players have come out many times through Mankading. At IPL, R Ashwin has also sent Jos Buttler to the arena in the same way. Although Mankading has always been considered contrary to sportsmanship. There have been controversies about this before and this time too. Charlie Dean, who ran out due to Mankading, walked off the field in tears. The England captain also rated it poorly.
However, in the midst of all this, Indian fans are fiercely fond of Deepti Sharma. A lot of memes are being made about this Deepti Mankading. Some fans call Deepti ‘Lady Ashwin’ and some share the image from the movie ‘Lagaan’, in which the English bowler eliminates the Indian bowler through Mankading. Fans share this image and write that Lagaan has been avenged.
Deep! Kya kiya 😉 #deeptiSharma only Ashwin does!
No qualms, shadows @SGanguly99
Celebration of the gentlemen.
Put that aside English in Lord
Laughing fans. English fans will troll!
@ashwinravi99 #Mankading #ENGvsIND #JhulanGoswami #LondonDeepti
Gore Bahut Rone Wale Hai🤣 pic.twitter.com/rQHVxB5zeW
— Gaurav Kumar Jangid (@gauravkumar1066) September 24, 2022
— Devendra Pandey (@pdevendra) September 24, 2022
— Troyboi™ (@1ove_it786) September 24, 2022
— Himanshu Rijhwani (@HimanshRx) September 25, 2022
Cry when you can’t win!! These English players can’t stomach losing. It definitely wasn’t cheating like you guys do. #mankading be under the law of cricket.
– Riyaaaa (@riaa0riaa) September 25, 2022