I don’t think I’ll ever do it unless I was angry with someone – Moeen Ali on Deepti Sharma’s Mankad￼
England all-rounder Moeen Ali was the latest to add his two cents to the discussion on running the non-strike out for backing up too much and he proposed that the dismissal be made unlawful and prescribed alternate ways of handling the issue of players stealing ground.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali was the latest to add his two cents to the discussion on running the non-strike out for backing up too much.
The mode of dismissal has been at the core of a warmed discussion since Deepti Sharma ran Charlie Dean out to seal India’s 3-0 ODI series win in England.
Moeen Ali, the England men’s team vice-captain in white-ball cricket, proposed that the dismissal be made unlawful and prescribed alternate ways of handling the issue of players stealing ground.
“No, it’s not my thing. I don’t think I’ll ever do it unless I was angry with someone,”Moeen Ali was quoted as saying by Telegraph.
“It’s in the laws and there’s nothing illegal so people that do it have the right, but I just hope it doesn’t become a common thing or something that’s regularly done,”he said.
“You’re not working to get a wicket. At least with a run-out, there’s a bit of work that has to be done, and with all the other dismissals. This is just waiting for the guy and taking the bails off. Even when I played cricket as a kid in the garden, it’s not my thing to do,”Moeen added.
“You should be in your crease anyway, to be fair, but it’s a difficult one. You don’t look at the bowlers. You feel like they’re there and they’re going to bowl, but if they’re stopping, your momentum can take you out of your crease,”he explained.
“I just think they should get rid of them,”he said about the dismissal.
“We were discussing this the other day, how would you do it, because guys would then (pinch ground) but there should be a line where you can’t go past and you know how the umpires look for the no-balls, they could potentially do the same for that and say, right, he’s got one more, if he does it again, he’s gone,”he suggested.
England’s squad: Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali (VC), Harry Brook, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Luke Wood, Mark Wood.
Pakistan’s squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (VC), Aamir Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Usman Qadir.