Dhoni sportsmanship in Ian Bell's controversial run out

India and England locked horns at Trent Bridge in 2011 and in England's second innings. Ian Bell was given run out when he was batting on 137 in a controversial way. Eoin Morgan flicked the last ball of the 66th over to deep square leg where Praveen Kumar was positioned. They ran three and Bell walked half-way down the pitch, then moved to towards dressing room for the tea break,

thinking bowl raced away for four.In the meantime, Abhinav Mukund took the bails off and appealed for a runout. Umpires checked the replays and declared Bell as out. During the break, England captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower requested Dhoni to withdraw the appeal. The Indian captain withdrew his team's appeal and decided to call back Bell. This gesture made the touring team receive the standing ovation. Dhoni was hailed for upholding the spirit of the game and he won the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for that year.

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