Jos Buttler was “Mankad” during yesterdays IPL Match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. R Ashwin stopped during his runup seeing Buttler advancing from the non-striker’s crease. He stopped and took the bails appealing to the umpires and was later given OUT!
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The decision was referred to the third umpires and at the end of it, Buttler was given out as per the Game Rules. Certainly, Jos Buttler was not so happy about it when he was given out in such fashion. this also sparked controversy amongst the fans and game Gurus on the legitimacy of the appeal and the ethical side of this whole event. many think that it was against the spirit of the game and Ravi Ashwin had no intention of delivering the ball and hence the ball should be dead. Many former Cricket Players came out and expressed their views on this crazy controversy. Most of the international Cricket stars criticized Ravichandran Ashwin his actions and role in the proceedings. Share Warne has expressed that He is “Disappointed in R Ashwin as a Captain & as a Person”
Eion Morgan Also expressed similar thoughts that it was probably not the right thing to do on Ashwin’s end. None the less what’s done is done but one thing is for sure it didn’t set a good example to the youngsters getting to know the spirit of the game. There is a reason why Cricket is called “Gentlemen’s Game”. However, it is entirely up to the fans to decide. express your views in the comments and tell us if it was the right thing to do.