It’s unfortunate that my father’s name is tainted: Vinoo Mankad’s son
Vinoo Mankad’s predecessor Rahul Mankad displeased on the contention that every time a ‘Mankad’ dismissal happens, his father’s name is uttered unfavorably.
In spite of the fact that the much talked ‘Mankading’ is not illegal at all according to the rules of the game, it is widely considered to contradict the game’s spirit and it has been fluttering the cricket world ever since Ravichandran Ashwin set Jos Buttler ‘out’ using the controversial settlement in the ongoing Indian Premier League match.
63 year old Rahul Mankad abbreviated the behind scene of the dismissal, said it was not his father who did this for the first time.
“The mode of dismissal is within the laws of cricket. It was not as if my father did it the first time, or it hasn’t been done subsequently,”
“I think it was Australian journalists who had coined the phrase (way back in the 40s). The ICC has already ruled that the mode of dismissal should be called run out. I think it’s appropriate,” Rahul further narrated as quoted by the Mumbai Mirror.
Referring to the cricket greats in support of his speech, Rahul said, “I have spoken to many greats, including Sunil Gavaskar, the Chappells (Greg and Ian) and Michael Holding and they have no issue with this form of dismissal. But this doesn’t die as a controversy, it’s unfortunate that my father’s name is tainted because of this,”
But Vinoo Mankad’s son revealed how his father felt about the incident but it was fairly middling from the perspective of Bill Brown, the Australian batsman who was the victim.
“My father regretted it, he obviously wished it would not have happened. But at the time, he felt that it was the only course of action left, because Brown refused to heed warnings,”
“When I met Bill Brown just before he passed away in Australia, he said he was fine. He said to me what Vinoo did was well within the rules. No bitterness, they actually parted as friends. The entire Australian team stood by my father,” he figured,