Twitter users alert Ravi Ashwin after Jos Buttler’s casual actions at non-striker’s end against Australia
In the same light, an eagle-eyed fan has alerted R. Ashwin, who mankaded Buttler in the last edition of IPL.
Updated - Sep 6, 2020 8:00 pm
Australia and England are currently taking on against each other in the T20I series, where hosts kicked off a great start by winning the series opener by two runs. Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler’s thunderous innings paved the way for the home side to turn the match in their favour and walk away with a lead of 1-0. Having said that, Buttler has again been trapped under the scanner of the fan’s eyes.
Screenshots taken from the first T20I between England and Australia exposed Buttler’s feet out of the crease before the ball was being delivered. It seems like the ace batsman hasn’t learned from his previous action and continues to back up too far at non-strikers end despite being mankaded twice earlier.
In the same light, an eagle-eyed fan has alerted R. Ashwin, who mankaded Buttler in the last edition of IPL. He took to his Twitter and wrote– “He probably won’t see this. But just in case you do, @ashwinravi99, this is your pre-match viewing for whenever Delhi Capitals play Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.”
— Aaditya Narayan (@AadityaN_28) September 5, 2020
Ricky Ponting not in favour of Mankading
Buttler produced a significant 44 of 29 balls in the first T20I against the Kangaroos. Though the right-handed batsman has been mankaded twice in his career, the second one got more infamous as it was effected by Ashwin only during the last season of IPL in a match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. A statement from MCC said that the dismissal was very much under the laws of the game.
However, after this action, the offs-spinner invited much of unwanted criticism from fans, who felt that the action violated the ‘spirit of cricket.’ Even England skipper Eoin Morgan came forward and stated it as a ‘terrible example’ for young kids watching through.
The same action caught limelight once again when the experienced spinner saw his transfer to Delhi Capitals this season. Head Coach of DC Ricky Ponting suggested that he is not in the favour of this move and called for some alternated rules to replace the need for ‘Mankad’. However, it’ll be an interesting thing to watch out as to what 2020 season of IPL brings on.