Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and English all-rounder Ben Stokes has come up with a unique suggestion on how to stop the non-striker’s run out. He said that a 6-run penalty should be there if the batter leaves the crease early.
IPL 2023: Harsha Bhogle gives his verdict on Harshal Patel’s attempt to run out in-game between RCB and LSG
The game between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 was full of drama. The game went down the wire and it was a last-ball thriller that kept everyone on the toes.
RCB batted exceptionally well and posted a total of 213 runs on the board. While defending the target, they started pretty well and reduced Lucknow to 23/3. But after that things didn’t go their way as Marcus Stoinis smashed a staggering half-century and then Nicholas Pooran came up with a blinder to take the team close to the target.
But after their wickets, the game went down the last over in which 5 runs were needed and RCB pacer Harshal Patel bowled staggeringly well and took 2 wickets in the over. With 1 run needed off the last ball, he tried to run out Ravi Bishnoi at the non-striker end but missed it. He then threw the ball to the wickets but he was through his bowling action so that run-out didn’t count.
After the game, Harsha Bhogle shares his views on the same. He came out in support of the same and tweeted, saying “Bishnoi was leaving his crease early. Any silly people out there still saying you shouldn’t run the non-striker out?”
Bishnoi was leaving his crease early. Any silly people out there still saying you shouldn't run the non-striker out?Advertisement
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 10, 2023
IPL 2023: Ben Stokes replies to Harsha Bhogle, and gives a unique suggestion on how to stop non-strikers run out
Replying to Harsha Bhogle, Ben Stokes came up with a unique suggestion to stop batters from leaving the crease early. He said that a 6-run penalty should be there if the batter leaves the crease early and by this way, we can stop the non-striker’s run out.
He tweeted: “Thought’s Harsha? Umpires discretion.. 6 penalty runs is obviously trying to gain unfair advantage by leaving crease early? Would stop batters doing it without all the controversy.”
Umpires discretion.. 6 penalty runs if obviously trying to gain unfair advantage by leaving crease early?
Would stop batters doing it without all the controversy https://t.co/xjK7Bnw0PSAdvertisement
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 10, 2023
Ben Stokes will be next seen in action when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their next game on Wednesday (12th April) at the Chepauk stadium.