Ashwin’s Mankad incident inspires Chennai Traffic police
It seems that Ravi Ashwin is not having a good time on the field ever since the controversial ‘mankading’ dismissal, which he did to Rajasthan Royals star Jos Buttler in the early phase of IPL 2019. Even as Ashwin stuck to his own rules judging what he did was right, cricket fraternity criticised him for his “unsportsmanlike behaviour”.
Ashwin’s Mankad was the first ever in the history of IPL which took the world by a shock after he got Jos Buttler out, which was also a game-changing moment for the Kings XI. Several other cricketers and fans were not happy with Ashwin’s approach as they said that he didn’t play in the spirit of the game, but Ashwin thinks his act was within the ICC rules.
“I didn’t even load and he just left the crease. We ended on the right side of the coin, but I definitely think that those are game-changing moments and batsmen need to be wary of it,” Ashwin explained earlier.
“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.
Even one of the greatest and most respected umpires of all-time in cricket history, Australian Simon Taufel said, “All Ashwin did was appealed to the umpire for a run-out dismissal. He stopped short of delivering the ball and did not go through with his delivery swing.
For him to be subject to adverse commentary that amounted to character assassination regarding his supposed contravention of the spirit of the game, is incredibly unfair in the way the Laws are written and the way they are to be applied.”
Meanwhile, the Chennai Police used the ‘mankad’ controversy in a creative way so as to send a powerful message to the residents of the city. The Kolkata Police put the picture of Jos Buttler’s dismissal and then compared it by showing scooters crossing the line is not a good sign. Lisa Sthalekar, the former cricketer-turned commentator shared the image on Twitter.
Check out the tweet below:
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) April 27, 2019