Ashwin defendeds his ‘Mankad’ action
Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin showed his logic on behalf of him and defended his action after the “Mankad” incident in the fourth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Rajasthan Royals. Ashwin said he didn’t want to go on a debate for the incident as he did the right thing on that moment.
Ashwin’s behavior regarding the incident can be right or can be wrong. But the whole social media and cricketing fraternity don’t accept the incident easily.
Ashwin for the most part has a propensity for bringing a delay before sending down the ball to the batsman. While bowling he saw that Buttler was outside his crease and meanwhile, he took the bails off. The Englishman was completely surprised and he didn’t have much thought regarding what was going on.
Buttler, the umpire and Ashwin had a little discussion at tha moment. In the long run, it was Buttler, who needed to stroll off as the third umpire gave him out. While strolling back, he showed his disappointment by yelling. It was the first time in the history IPL that a player had been “mankaded”.
“No real argument to that. I didn’t even load and he left the crease. It’s always been my take on it, because it’s my half of the crease,” skipper Ashwin said after the match.
“We ended on the right side of it but those things are game-changers and batsmen need to be wary of it”, he added.
However Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane played down the controversy and said his team will take it “sportingly”. “I am sure the match referee would take the call [about Mankading],” he said.
Watch the video of his statement below-
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