IPL 2019: Indian fans troll Kamran Akmal for his tweet on R Ashwin’s Mankad act
His tweet didn’t go down well with the Indian fans who were furious with a Pakistani player preaching an Indian player how to play with the right spirit.
by Jatin Author
Published - Mar 27, 2019 6:01 pm | Updated - Mar 27, 2019 6:01 pm
The fifth match of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab saw one of the most controversial things that have ever happened in IPL history. The 13th over of the Royals’ innings, who were chasing 185 to win, saw Punjab captain Ravi Ashwin Mankad well-settled Jos Buttler, sending him back to the pavilion and changing the course of the game.
Buttler is known for taking liberties with the return crease at the non-striker end and Ashwin took advantage of it. The bowler ran him out as Buttler moved out of his crease, as the off-spinner was in his bowling stride. However, the controversial thing here was the bowler deliberately seemed to stall his bowling action to let Buttler move out of the crease and then ran him out.
The furore caused by Ashwin’s actions was huge on social media and former and present cricketers took to Twitter and criticized Ashwin’s actions. From Eoin Morgan to Michael Vaughan and Shane Warne, to even Danielle Wyatt, all called Ashwin’s deed dirty and his clarification for doing so ‘embarrassing’. Warne went on a rant on Ashwin and Pakistani player Kamran Akmal added to Ashwin’s misery.
Kamran Akmal asks Ashwin to learn from Sachin, Gavaskar, Ganguly and Dhoni
Out of favour Pakistani wicketkeeper, Kamran Akmal decided to butt his head into the controversy as well. He tweeted in reply to Shane Warne’s criticism of R Ashwin’s act of mankading Jos Buttler. Kamran decided to preach integrity to R Ashwin and asked him to learn from the great examples of the Indian cricket history, some of them who have played with Ashwin.
He tweeted, “its true legend…spirit & integrity of the game should not be demaged so very disrespectful act @ashwinravi99 you should learn how to respect your game examples are infront of you like The great @sachin_rt s.gavasker @msdhoni @SGanguly99”
its true legend…spirit & integrity of game should not be demaged so very disrespectful act @ashwinravi99 you should learn how to respect your game examples are infront of you like The great @sachin_rt s.gavasker @msdhoni @SGanguly99 https://t.co/MgDerMl0Vo
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) March 26, 2019
However, his tweet didn’t go down well with the Indian fans who were furious with a Pakistani player preaching an Indian player how to play with the right spirit, given his own history, Akmal was an easy target.
Here are some of the replies Indian fans smashed at Akmal:
Your english is superb man .Just like ur wicket keeping.
— Akshat Shukla (@AkshatS95467553) March 26, 2019
DEMAGED!!! Dude seriously!
— Mohd Rayyan 🇮🇳 (@MohdRayyan16) March 26, 2019
😂😂 irony is dead
— Pallavi (@pallavirank) March 26, 2019
Hope u batsmen had tis 'spirit of the game' and walked every time u knicked it… funny how all 'spirits' applies only to the bowlers..
— thelastknight (@playharder116) March 26, 2019
*demaged* just like your country😂😂
— Chowkidar SkSinha🇮🇳 (@sksinhaentru) March 26, 2019
Kaha se dekha match?
India aaye the?
— Shubham Rivonker (@imSRivonker) March 26, 2019
Hahahahah coming from a guy who’s integrity has always been questionable🤣🤣🤣
— Aman singh (@jay97aman) March 26, 2019
Sir I heard you're the greatest wicketkeeper batsman besides MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler, is it true?
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 26, 2019
@KamiAkmal23 dropping sitting catches at SCG also damaged the spirit of cricket. Apologize for that first mate. India will see off IPL matters. We didn't indulge in any of the PSL matters
— Anmol Mohta (@anmolmohta24) March 26, 2019
Bhai.. Irony just died a thousand deaths🤣🤣🤣
— murali mohan (@Murali_MohanS) March 26, 2019
What Ashwin did was legally correct if not morally
How you guys have damaged the spirit of the game is incomparable pic.twitter.com/XDw7XDs79y
— IMS (@sharmaijii) March 27, 2019
Look who is talking about the "spirit of the game"…. The spirit of the game is truly "demaged" now…. @KamiAkmal23 we no need lessons on game spirit from a person like you
what an irony😂😂😂😂
— SHABARISH (@Shabarish1226) March 26, 2019
Kamran bhai is neatly illegally streaming IPL in Pakistan 😂
— Prasanna (@prasanna1209) March 26, 2019
Please restrict yourself to Boys played Well! 😂🤣
— Adethya R (@Adethya_r) March 26, 2019
I thought Pakistan is going not to watch IPL 😉
— sahel (@saheloo) March 26, 2019
I think these guys are waiting for the exact time to blame Indian cricketers..!! Even this guy Kamran Akmal suspended for match fixing🤭 Mankading is far better than match fixing😌
— Guhan sridhar (@Guhansridhar) March 26, 2019
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