Dubai: Days after the Ravi Ashwin-Eoin Morga mid-pitch banter, ex-India stalwart Sunil Gavaskar pointed out something that was missed by everyone. Gavaskar asks why nobody asked Rishabh Pant why did he run. The incident took place in the final ball off the 19th over when a Rahul Tripathi throw ricochetted off Rishabh Pant’s bat and a run was taken.Also Read - T20 World Cup 2021 Today Match Report, ENG vs BAN T20 Scorecard: Jason Roy, Bowlers Shine as England Beat Bangladesh by 8 Wickets to Make Two in Two
A ball after that, Ashwin was out and that is when a few words were said by Morgan, who was not impressed by what had happened off the ball before. Morgan’s words did not go down well with Ashwin, who reacted in an inappropriate fashion. Also Read - ENG vs BAN T20 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS, T20 World Cup 2021 Today Match Cricket Updates: Jason Roy, Bowlers Shine as England Crush Bangladesh by 8 Wickets in Super 12 Battle
Here is what Gavaskar wrote in his Mid-Day column: “What nobody asked is, why did Pant run? He was the one who was struck by the ball and if at all anybody should have known that the tradition is not to take the run after the ball is deflected, then it was the Delhi skipper. Maybe, in the heat of the battle and the anxiety to add runs to the team’s total, he took that extra run.” Also Read - ENG vs BAN Dream11 Team Prediction ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 20: Captain, Fantasy Cricket Hints - England vs Bangladesh, Playing 11s, Team News For Today's Group 1 T20 Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium at 7:30 PM IST October 27 Wednesday
The former India opener also felt Pant should have stepped in and pacified things instead of Dinesh Karthik. “But why blame Ashwin? He may not have even seen the ball hitting his skipper as he would be intent on getting to his end and may have only seen the ball that was away from a fielder and so responded for the extra run. Pant could have stepped in and defused the situation, but in the intensity of the battle and especially in the hot and humid desert atmosphere, it is extremely tough to keep a cool head, so he may have not realised what had happened,” he wrote.