Legendary India Pacer Wants BCCI to Take Very Strict Action Against Harmanpreet Kaur
India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s post-match gestures towards the Bangladesh squad have diverted attention away from the home team, which held the Asian giants to a 1-1 ODI series draw.
We’ve seen conflict between an umpire and a cricketer over an on-field decision in the past. Even the game’s legends, such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, have expressed their dissatisfaction with wrong rulings.
Bangladesh had scripted a huge draw in the third Indian women’s cricket team vs Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team ODI to end it in a tie. Hence the series, after winning the rain-hit opener. The focus of the contest, however, was Harmanpreet. She not only voiced her displeasure with some of the umpiring calls in the series decider.
Madan Lal, an India icon, has now called on the BCCI to take harsh action against the skipper for her “pathetic act.”
Indian Women’s Cricket Team vs Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team ODI series: How the drama unfolded?
The drama started as Harmanpreet lashed at the umpire after getting out during the series finale. She even argued with the umpire after being LBW, claiming that the ball had hit the bat first. The match ended in a tie, and the trophy was split between the two teams.
In the post-match ceremony, the Indian captain lashed out at umpires once more, calling some of the decisions ridiculous. She didn’t stop there. As Harmanpreet took it to the next level during the trophy picture shoot, which ended in a tie.
During the photo shoot, she asked the umpires to join in, indicating that they were part of the Bangladesh team. In a video that went viral the day after the match, the India captain can clearly be heard calling on the umpires to join in as well, hinting they were part of the Bangladesh squad.
Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultan was not happy with Harmanpreet’s act and asked her players to leave the photo session.
“It’s all her problem. “I have nothing to do with it,” Nigar says in a media interview. “As a player, she could have shown better manners.” I’m not sure what occurred. But it didn’t feel good to be there [for the photo] with my squad. It wasn’t the proper environment. That is why we returned. Cricket is a disciplined and respectful sport.”
Indian Cricket Legend Madan Lal lambasts Harmanpreet Kaur
Meanwhile, 1983 World Cup winner Madan Lal is upset with Harmanpreet’s act in the ongoing Indian Women’s Cricket Team vs Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team ODI series. He asked on Twitter that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) take stern action against her.
“Harmanpreet’s act against the Bangladesh women’s team was pitiful.” She is not bigger than the game. She made a bad name for Indian cricket. “BCCI should take very strict action,” he tweeted.
Madan Lal’s desire for strict rules, as a veteran player and a big name in the cricketing society, shows the gravity of the problem. Harmanpreet’s rage and rude actions, as per Lal, have not only tarnished her reputation but have also thrown a terrible light on Indian cricket.
Lal’s appeal for responsibility shows the importance of cricketing boards taking proper action against such acts to retain the spirit of the game and uphold the spirit of the game.
ICC takes strict action against Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, has been fined 75% of her match money for her act during the Indian Women’s Cricket Team vs Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team 3rd ODI match on Saturday (July 22) at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. A match official broke the news to Cricbuzz on Sunday, noting that it was a level two breach.
Harmanpreet was adjudged LBW by umpire Tanvir Ahmed in the third ODI between India and Bangladesh. The Indian skipper was so angry by the leg-before-out call that she broke the stumps with her bat. She also had a violent talk with the umpire before walking back to the bench.
“For the on-field drama (breaking the wicket), she will be fined 50 percent of her fees. While for the way she showed herself in the award ceremony, she will be fined 25 percent of her match fee,” an official informed Cricbuzz.
According to Cricbuzz, Harmanpreet gets two demerit points for showing dissatisfaction with the on-field umpire’s decision and one demerit point for criticizing the umpires during the post-match award ceremony.
Harmanpreet Kaur likely to miss Asia Cup 2 games after ban on 2 match
ICC further suspended Harmanpreet Kaur for 2 matches ban. Harmanpreet Kaur is the only women cricket player to breach the 2nd level of code of conduct.