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Akash Deep’s mid-celebration enquiry from umpire melts hearts

Akash Deep’s mid-celebration enquiry from umpire melts hearts

Social media was flooded with appreciation for Deep's sportsmanship.

India vs England 4th Test (IND vs ENG): Akash Deep, the young Indian pacer making his Test debut against England, had the Ranchi crowd roaring with his fiery bowling and a bunch of wickets on Day 1. But it was his reaction to Zak Crawley wicket that truly stole the show, winning hearts worldwide.

Akash Deep gets Zak Crawley

Akash Deep, bowling with raw pace and accuracy, had dismissed Zak Crawley for the second time in his spell. This time, the dismissal appeared legitimate, and his teammates erupted in celebration. However, amidst the jubilation, Akash Deep uncharacteristically halted his celebrations, seeking confirmation from the umpire about a potential no-ball.

But this time Zak Crawley had to depart because it was a legitimate delivery.

Earlier, Akash Deep had indeed overstepped the crease, and Crawley was reprieved.

Akash Deep gesture

Deep’s gesture highlighted the true spirit of cricket, where winning is important, but playing with integrity and fairness holds paramount importance. His moment of honesty, even amidst the excitement of a wicket, resonated deeply with the cricketing fraternity and beyond.

Social media was flooded with appreciation for Deep’s sportsmanship. Fans lauded him for setting a brilliant example for young cricketers and upholding the values of the game. Some even called it the defining moment of the match, overshadowing the cricketing action itself.

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