In a stunning act of sportsmanship, Bangladesh reversed their run-out at the non-strikers’ end appeal against Ish Sodhi after he had started to walk off, allowing him to return to the crease.

In a heartwarming display of sportsmanship during the ongoing New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, a remarkable incident unfolded at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. After winning the toss and opting to bat, New Zealand found themselves in the 45th over when Hasan Mahmud was bowling to Lockie Ferguson.

However, the focus shifted away from the ball when Ish Sodhi inadvertently strayed out of his crease before the delivery. Quick to spot the situation, Mahmud broke the stumps, resulting in an appeal and a subsequent ‘out’ decision by the third umpire.

But what followed truly defined the spirit of cricket. As Sodhi began to walk off the field, Bangladesh’s captain Litton Das and Mahmud demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship by withdrawing their appeal, allowing Sodhi to return to the crease.

The heartening moment ended with a warm hug between Sodhi and Mahmud, serving as a testament to the fair play and camaraderie that continues to thrive.

Last Updated on September 23, 2023

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