Ashwin Mankad Buttler
First time in 12 years history of IPL Mankading has happened yesterday. It was done by Ravichandran Ashwin and the victim was Jos Buttler. First time Punjab has defeated Rajasthan in their home ground. Kings eleven Punjab win the match by 14 runs. First Punjab has scored 184 runs in their total 20 overs, Thanks to Chris Gayles knock of 79 from 47 balls with the help of 8 fours and 4 sixes.
After this Rajasthan were going along nicely until this controversial decision happened in the 13th over. At this time, the Rajasthan team has scored 108 runs with the loss of one wicket. Sanju Samamsam (12) and Jos Buttler (69) cruising them towards the victory. Then this happened suddenly Ashwin decided to mankind and impose the runout on Buttler. Runout did it within the laws, However, He hasn’t warned before and umpires also didn’t consider this which created the controversy.
What the !!! I doubt if this can be given out even by the rule book ?
The way I see it he was not stepping out too much!!! Batsman looks “in” when the bowler was in his release stride! Hayden said it right & the game changed there !!! Not fair even by school standards ! #Mankad pic.twitter.com/Aq2VMwVyz1
— T R B Rajaa (@TRBRajaa) March 25, 2019
By the way, there was a match too and there were some fantastic performances from Gayle and Buttler, Ashwin and Archer and Sarfaraz. Don’t bury that.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 25, 2019
Harsha, if that had of been an international player you would have nailed him ! Please do not be bias & stick up for your own. Any player in the game that does that to anyone is an embarrassment to the game & as captain it’s even more disgraceful ! #spiritofthegame ! https://t.co/4PqLL1MzBT
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019
He ain’t winning any spirit of cricket awards is old ashwin
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) March 25, 2019
It’s within the laws of the game but Jos Butler should have been warned by Ashwin before that. Very Surprised ! Remember Ashwin doing the same in an international game where Sehwag withdrew the appeal.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 25, 2019
I can’t believe what I’m seeing!! @IPL Terrible example to set for young kids coming through. In time I think Ashwin will regret that.
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) March 25, 2019
Cricket legends have criticized Ashwin for this clever run-out. Some experts say Ashwin is still playing school level cricket. After the match, Rajasthan captain Ajinkya Rahane too was unhappy with Ashwin’s attitude.