Mrunal Manmay Dash

The third and penultimate T20 international between India and South Africa saw a Dipti Sharma-like situation where Indian pacer Deepak Chahar had a chance of mankading Tristan Stubbs out. But Chahar decided against it letting him go just with a warning.

It was the start of the 16th over and Rilee Rossouw was on strike. Chahar was given the ball to bowl by skipper Rohit Sharma. On the first ball of the over, he saw Stubbs advancing out of the non-striker's end in a bid to take unfair advantage. Chahar didn't release the ball at the popping crease and warned Stubbs who was way out from the crease even before Chahar had released the ball.

Chahar just warned Stubbs and let him go with just a smile which was not taken lightly by veteran cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle in the commentary box at that time.

Disappointed by Chahar's act, Bhogle said that he just lost a run out chance. If there was a chance to run a batter out, then why not take it? It's in the rule books. Bhogle said.

Mpumelelo Mbangwa, who was the co-commentator at that time had something to say too. "May be with time, it will get normalise," he said agreeing with Bhogle's words.

It is pertinent to mention here that Indian Woman cricketer Dipti Sharma's mankading of English batter Charlie Dean in a recently concluded match invited quite a lot of criticism from English fans. But, her act was supported vehemently by Indian cricketers and fans as well leading to a Twitter war.