Even though 'mankading' is not considered as unfair play in cricket anymore and has officially been termed as runout since October last year, it is still frowned upon by many. Such incident occured in the onging second ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand on Saturday.
Bowling in the 46th over, Hasan Mahmud saw nonstriker Ish Sodhi who was unbeaten on 17 off 26 balls, leaving his creasing before his delivery. He dislodged the stumps and appealed for a run out. Sodhi was out short of the crease, as he seemed to walk down.
As he was adjuged run out, Sodhi walked back with a sarcastic smile and clapped.
Bangladesh skipper Litton Das had a chat with the umpire Marais Erasmus and decided to withdraw the appeal and call Sodhi call back before he reached the dressing room. Upon returning to the crease, Hasan Mahmud and Sodhi hugged each other as a symbol of sportsmanship.
Sodhi eventually bagged 35 from 39 balls being the last batter to be dismissed in the Kiwis' innings. New Zealand posted 254/10 after opting to bat first.