Twitter erupts after Ravi Ashwin dismisses Jos Buttler but not via 'Mankading'

Twitter erupts after Ravi Ashwin dismisses Jos Buttler but not via ‘Mankading’

Ashwin recently was also in news for his 'Mankad' warning to Aaron Finch.

Ravi Ashwin and Jos Buttler
Ravi Ashwin and Jos Buttler. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ever since Ravichandran Ashwin pulled off the much-debated ‘Mankad’ incident during an IPL match between KXIP and RR last year, there have been many hilarious posts and memes over the same. Jos Buttler, who was at the non-striker’s end, was prey to Ashwin’s unpredicted act.

The Ashwin-Buttler rivalry has been in the headlines for over a year now. Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals this season and on Friday, as the Delhi side locked horns with Rajasthan Royals, all eyes were on the duel between Buttler and Ashwin. However, the contest lasted only two balls.

Jos Buttler had to walk back after scoring just 13

Ashwin came into the attack in the 2nd over of RR’s chase. In the first ball, Buttler took a single and then reached the non-striker’s end. The England international was well inside his crease this time but after getting back to the crease on the third ball of the over, Buttler decided to smack it towards midwicket for a boundary.

But Shikhar Dhawan, with his safe hands, plucked the catch and Buttler had to walk back to the dugout after scoring just 13 off 8 deliveries. Buttler’s dismissal dented Royals’ run-flow as skipper Steve Smith and Sanju Samson also followed him soon.

Ashwin recently was also in news for his ‘Mankad’ warning to Aaron Finch. During the encounter between Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the off-spinner gave Finch a warning for leaving his crease at the non-striker’s end. It all happened in the third over of the first innings when Ashwin came into the attack.

Finch walked out of his crease and Ashwin was expected to replicate his last year’s much-debated ‘Mankading’. However, the Indian decided to settle by giving just a warning. After the match, Ashwin took it to Twitter to issue a ‘first and final’ warning for 2020.

Talking about the encounter between DC and RR, Capitals’ put up an impressive bowling show at Sharjah to restrict Royals to a meagre 138-run total. After being put to bat first Capitals managed to gather 184 runs on the board on the back of Marcus Stoinis (39) and Shimron Hetmyer (45). DC secured the victory by 46 runs and paved their way up to the top of the points table.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ashwin-Buttler duel: