Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Oct 14 2022, 2:46 PM

"I am not Deepti, but I won't ...": Jos Buttler gets a unique warning

image-l98lp655Jos Buttler gets warned by Mitchell Starc (Source: Twitter)

England and Australia were facing off in the 3rd and final match of the T20I series.  While the two teams were contesting in a rain-interrupted match, a unique incident occurred in the 5th over of the English innings. 

Mitchell Starc was bowling to Dawid Malan, while Jos Buttler was at the non-striker end. The Australian pacer noted that Buttler was outside his crease while he was in his delivery stride. Hence, while returning to his bowling mark Starc gave a warning to the non-striker. Notably, Buttler has been dismissed twice like this. Once he was dismissed in 2014 in an ODI match by Sachithra Senanayake and in another instance in IPL 2019. 

The stump microphone caught him saying to Buttler- " I am not Deepti, but I won't do it. Doesn't mean you can leave early."

It was a direct dig at Indian Women's bowler Deepti Sharma, who 'Mankaded' Charlie Dean in the last ODI match at the iconic Lord's during India Women's tour England. This was also the last match of Jhulan Goswami, where India needed only one wicket to win the match. Deepti's act ensured India whitewashed England in their home ground. 

The match was abandoned due to rain. England scored 112 runs while batting first in the match in their quota of 12 overs.  

During the chase Australia were 30 for 3 in 3.5 overs when rain did not allow any further play.

As per latest reports the Australian skipper, Aaron Finch has expressed on this mode of dismissal. He stated that he is not a big fan of 'Mankading' but thinks that it is a fair play if the batter is given a warning.

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