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IPL 2021: Venkatesh Prasad Calls Out 'Spirit Of Cricket' After Bravo Backs Up Too Far

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
April 20, 2021 • 18:13 PM View: 1238

Venkatesh Prasad, on Tuesday, called out 'Spirit of Cricket' after Dwayne Bravo was seen backing up too far ahead during the 12th match of IPL 2021 between Chennai Super Kings(CSK) and Rajasthan Royals(RR). 

The incident happened in the last over of the first innings when Mustafizur Rahman was bowling and Bravo was at the non-strikers' end. Rahman bowled a front-foot no-ball and in the replays, it was shown that his leg was a few centimeters ahead of the crease. However, in the same frame, it could be seen that Bravo was far ahead as he left the crease even before Rahman released the delivery. 

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The first one to criticize Bravo for this was Harsha Bhogle, who was on-air at that time. 

"Look where Bravo is.... That is why I believe you're entirely within your rights - it should almost be mandatory in team meetings - to say, run him out. All this talk about not being in the spirit of the game is so much nonsense," Bhogle said. 

This frame also caught the attention of former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad who also said that the "bowler has every right to run out a batsman."

It is not the first time such a thing has happened however whenever a bowler tries to run the batsman out, the argument of 'Spirit of the game' suddenly comes out of nowhere. 


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