Cricket is called a gentlemen’s game but sometimes we have seen that reputation of the game gets spoiled because of the stupid acts of few cricketers.
Recently one such incident took place in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) in which a cricketer made obscene gestures after he was mankaded. We are talking about the match which was played between Super Gillies and Nellai Royal Kings on 23rd June.
Super Gillies batter N Jagadeesan backed out too much which gave a chance to Nellai Royal Kings bowler Baba Aparajith to blow the bails and send the Super Gillies batter back to the dugout.
Here is how Baba Aparajith dismissed N Jagadeesan:
Baba Aparajith run-out Narayan Jagadeesan for backing at the non-striker end in TNPL. pic.twitter.com/PPhMeI91tg
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While walking back, N Jagadeesan made obscene gesture and it is being said that he repeated it three times more while going back to the dugout. However later on, he wrote an apology on his Instagram story. While he sought an apology from everyone for his irresponsible behavior, he also wrote that he was not able to understand himself how he had reacted in this manner.
He further wrote that passion is very important in sport but keeping it in control and channelizing in a proper manner is also important and he failed in doing that. He accepted that there can’t be any excuse for what he has done but he also promised that he would do better and be better.
This is what N Jagdeesan wrote in his story:
“My deepest apologies to all of you for my inexcusable behaviour at yesterday’s match. Cricket has always been what I live for – and the sportsmanship that comes along with the sport is something I deeply respect. This is why it is very hard for me to digest how I reacted. Passion is always key in any sport – but controlling it and channelizing it the right way is more important. And that is something I failed at doing when I let my temper get the better of me.
No excuses for what has been done.
I will do better and be better.
While this method of dismissal was controversial earlier as some call it against the spirit of the game and few believe that it’s correct as it is within the laws of the game but some time back, the Marylebone Cricket Club declared mankading as run out and a fair way of dismissal.
Let’s hope that such incidents don’t get repeated.