‘Mankading’ in cricket, completely legal as per ICC rules, is in news once again due to an incident which took place during a T20 match of the ongoing South African women u19 vs Indian women U19 five-match T20I series. Indian spinner Mannat Kashyap ran out a South Africa batter on the non-striker’s end. The batter was all set to leave the crease to return back to the pavilion. However, the Indian team decided to withdraw the run-out appeal, allowing the South African batter to resume her innings.
Following the incident, debates and reactions on social media took the internet by storm, as expected. Meanwhile, 29-year-old Australian cricketer Megan Schutt is facing heat from Indian fans for ‘liking a tweet’, labelling Indian players as ‘horrible person.’ The tweet features Indian cricketers trying to ‘mankad’ players at non-striker’s end.
Some Indian fans even questioned whether the Aussie cricketer will participate in the upcoming Women Indian Premier League (WIPL). The much-awaited tournament is set to be played for the first time ever in 2023.
Okay Schutter 👍💔
— PouLaMi (@Crictopher17) December 30, 2022
@megan_schutt liked and follow a person who passed many sexiest comment on Indian women’s team… Very feminist 🤮🤢🤮🤢
— roshan c (@LuffyRoshan) December 30, 2022
Tell me you are horrible person without telling me pic.twitter.com/E4j9Nqgulb
— abhishek zade (@AbhishekZade20) December 30, 2022
Hope @megan_schutt will stay away from playing with such “horrible people” at the WIPL and show some self respect by not even putting her name forward.
— Arpit Gupta (@Cricfanatic10) December 30, 2022
Make my new year better and run out Megan Schutt ffs please. Only way my soul will find peace. https://t.co/Y8QF0LMAg7
— Jassa (@JasCricket) December 31, 2022
— Viceroy (@RampagingRo) December 29, 2022
@megan_schutt this is so so disappointing from your side. Was one of your biggest fans. But this 💔
— Kumandan (@mashoorkumandan) December 30, 2022
Schutt, a star player in Australian women’s cricket team, has so far played a four 4 Tests, 77 ODIs and 88 T20Is for her national team. Notably, she was the first women cricketer to take two hat-tricks in international cricket.