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India v South Africa 2022/23

‘You have to run him out’ – Deepak Chahar warns non-striker Tristan Stubbs for possible non-striker’s end run-out

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

India seamer Deepak Chahar warned Tristan Stubbs for a run-out at the non-striker’s end during the third India-South Africa T20I at Indore.

Chahar, bowling the first delivery of the 16th over, paused as he approached the stumps and handed Stubbs a cautionary warning after the South Africa youngster wandered out of his crease before the ball had been released. The batter, seemingly unaware that Chahar had stopped in his approach, turned around and immediately grounded his bat upon realising what had happened.

The India seamer, however, did not run him out but rather warned Stubbs for backing up too early.


Harsha Bhogle, who was commentating at the time of the incident, rued that India missed the chance to get a wicket and that Chahar should have run out Stubbs. Bhogle, who was in the news recently for a strongly-worded Twitter post where he defended the mode of dismissal and later engaged in a debate with Ben Stokes over the matter, said: “The ball is live from the moment he starts his run-up till his normal delivery stride. India missed a wicket there.

“I just wonder if all the nonsense spoken about not running the batter out and backing up too far has caused that to happen because the law very, very clearly says the onus is on the non-striker to stay inside the crease. You have to Run him out.”

Pommie Mbangwa chipped in and said: “There’s so much discussion every time that happens. People should get used to it. As far as where I stand, if it’s in the laws, no problem.”

Stubbs, who was batting on 13 off eight at the point of the incident, was eventually dismissed for an 18-ball 23 by Ravichandran Ashwin in the final over of the innings.

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