Ravi Shastri accuses the non-striker of cheating in his hard-hitting “Mankad” commentary.

There has been constant discussion over Deepti Sharma’s decision ever since she struck out Charlotte Dean at the nonstriker’s end Despite the MCC formally recognizing the dismissal method as legitimate and outlawing the terms “Mankad” and “Mankading,” some people still bring up the whole “Spirit of Cricket” controversy. Ben Stokes, the captain of England’s Test team, and prominent Indian pundit Harsha Bhogle engaged in a heated Twitter debate, while Jos Buttler, the captain of England’s limited-overs team, claimed he would “not do it.” Even departing Australia captain Aaron Finch publicly said he is “not a fan” of the method of dismissal, reigniting the debate.

Ravi Shastri is the most recent person to comment on the occurrence and the general subject of running out the non-striker if he or she is outside the crease. In his lengthy discussion on the subject, the former India coach made clear that he saw nothing improper about the practice. Shastri said that since it is a law, the batter must be aware of his or her crease. He went on to say that if he were the coach, he would tell his players to remove the bails without thinking.

“My ideas are distinct. It is a rule. Before the ball is delivered, a batsman has no business leaving his crease. And according to cricket rules, if you are doing that, the bowler has the right to remove the bails. I am aware that the “Mankad” or “Mankading” regulation has been in place for a very long time, and many players are still attempting to understand the new rules and if they should be removing the bails, but as a coach, I would advise my players to “Just go out and do it.” It is a rule. You are not engaging in any kind of cheating or non-game-related behavior. The batsman should be knowledgeable in his field “In an interview with Fox Sports, he remarked.

Shastri emphasized that players are still trying to process what happened, which is why the whole event was exaggerated. The practice of “mankading,” as it was notoriously known before it was declared legal earlier this year, split the globe and was despised even if it was not unjust. In a direct attack, Shastri put the onus of responsibility on the batters and claimed as he left the crease before the ball fell into the category of cheating.