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Ind vs Ban: 'Harmanpreet’s behaviour against Bangladesh was pathetic'

By Bhavya - 2023-07-24 20:05:34
Ind vs Ban: 'Harmanpreet’s behaviour against Bangladesh was pathetic'

Cricket, often hailed as the gentleman's game, revolves around sportsmanship, discipline, and respect. However, the recent incident involving Indian women's cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur during the third ODI against Bangladesh has raised eyebrows and garnered widespread criticism. Her actions after being adjudged LBW and the subsequent tie of the match led to a disrespectful display that has brought her a great deal of negative attention. In this blog, we delve into the controversy surrounding Harmanpreet's behavior and its impact on Indian cricket.

After being given out LBW, Kaur smashed her stumps with her bat and called the umpiring "pathetic" in the post-match presentation. She also reportedly told the Bangladesh captain, Nigar Sultana, to "call the umpires too" for the post-match photo, suggesting that they were responsible for the tied match.

Kaur's behavior was seen as disrespectful to the umpires, the Bangladesh team, and the game of cricket itself. Her actions were unprofessional and unsportsmanlike, and they gave a bad impression of Indian cricket to the international community.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) issued a statement saying that they were "disappointed" by Kaur's behavior. The International Cricket Council (ICC) also reprimanded Kaur and fined her 75% of her match fee. Kaur later apologized for her behavior, saying that she was "frustrated" by the umpiring decisions. However, her apology did little to quell the criticism of her actions.

This incident highlights the need for players to conduct themselves in a professional and sportsmanlike manner, even when they are frustrated. It also shows the importance of respecting the umpires and the game of cricket itself. Players should learn from this incident and to conduct themselves in a more professional and sportsmanlike manner in the future.

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