People remembered Sachin Tendulkar’s sportsmanship after seeing Poonam Raut’s ‘honesty’

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New Delhi
The middle order batsman Poonam Raut returned to the pavilion by scoring 36 runs against Australia, despite this, she won hearts with the spirit of the game. Not only this, seeing Poonam’s decision, people remembered the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Indian opener Smriti Mandhana scored a brilliant century on the second day of the Pink Ball Test match being played in Carrara, Queensland. In this historic century of Mandhana, the role of Poonam Raut was also important, who kept one end and gave full support to the fellow player. Poonam and Mandhana shared a 102-run partnership for the second wicket. Right-handed batsman Poonam scored 36 runs in 165 balls with the help of 2 fours. Poonam was caught by Alyssa Healy on the fourth ball of the 81st over by spinner Sophie Molyneux. However, during this time Poonam showed great sportsmanship. Poonam felt that the ball had gone to Healy by taking the outer edge of her bat. So he took the path of the pavilion without delay. When Poonam was returning to the pavilion, her eyes were on the umpire but the umpires were not sure whether the batsman was out or not. So by the time the field umpire gave his verdict, Poonam had covered half the distance of the ground. DRS is not being used in women’s test match. Fans are appreciating this honesty of 31-year-old Poonam on social media. One fan tweeted, ‘Spirit of the game.’ Another fan tagged Sachin Tendulkar and wrote, ‘Lady Sachin is watching Tendulkar.’ Another fan tweeted, ‘I miss Sachin sir.’ The Indian team had scored 231 runs for 3 wickets till dinner on the second day. Mandhana was dismissed for 127 runs off 216 balls. She is the first woman cricketer from India to score a century in the Pink Ball Test.

[Attribution to NBT]

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