As expected Buttler seemed furious and had a heated exchange with Ashwin before leaving the field. The dismissal created a big controversy going into the 12th edition of the IPL. Rajasthan were 108/1 in 12.4 overs at that stage. The home team eventually lost the match by 14 runs as they were restricted to 170/9 in 20 overs
Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Jos Buttler on Monday became the first victim of 'Mankading' in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) when a desperate Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed the batsman in the controversial manner during their match in Jaipur.
With Buttler going strong at 69 off 43 balls while chasing 185 runs, Ashwin mankaded the RR opener without giving him any warning.
Also read: Full list of batsmen 'mankaded' since 1947
As per the laws of the game, the third umpire declared Buttler out but such a dismissal had always raised eyebrows as it is considered against the spirit of the game.
As expected Buttler seemed furious and had a heated exchange with Ashwin before leaving the field.
The dismissal created a big controversy going into the 12th edition of the IPL.
Rajasthan were 108/1 in 12.4 overs at that stage. The home team eventually lost the match by 14 runs as they were restricted to 170/9 in 20 overs.
Among Indians, it was Kapil Dev who had mankaded Peter Kirsten of South Africa during the 1992-93 series and in Indian domestic cricket Railways' spinner Murali Karthik had mankaded Sandipan Das of Bengal during a Ranji Trophy match.
Later, Ashwin defended his move saying that it was within the rules of the game. "On my part, it was very instinctive. It wasn’t planned or anything like that. It’s there within the rules of the game. I don’t understand where the spirit of the game comes (in). Naturally, if it’s there in the rules it’s there," Ashwin, the KXIP captain, said after the match.
Cricket world was divided over the dismissal and here are some of the reactions from Twitter
Sorry - one more thing to add. If Ben Stokes did what Ashwin did to @imVkohli it would be ok ? I’m just very disappointed in Ashwin as I thought he had integrity & class. Kings lost a lot of supporters tonight. Especially young boys and girls ! I do hope the BCCI does something— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019
So disappointed in @ashwinravi99 as a Captain & as a person. All captains sign the #IPL wall & agree to play in the spirit of the game. RA had no intention of delivering the ball - so it should have been called a dead ball. Over to u BCCI - this a not a good look for the #IPL— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019
Regardless deano that’s just not right!— Sam Billings (@sambillings) March 25, 2019
I can’t believe what I’m seeing!! @IPL Terrible example to set for young kids coming through. In time I think Ashwin will regret that.— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) March 25, 2019
He ain’t winning any spirit of cricket awards is old ashwin— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) March 25, 2019
I support every bowler who does it.Whether that bowler is English or from the Arctic,since every1 is justifying the non striker,might as well they stand at the half way mark of the pitch before the ball is released,can't ratify wrong just coz batsmen hav been doing it 4 too long https://t.co/uZC6DjuYMO— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) March 26, 2019
The batsmen was warned! Jos wasn’t warned! Get your facts right!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) March 25, 2019
My thoughts on the Mankad. Its not cheating, it’s not against the spirit as it’s in the rules you can do it. Personally I would warn someone if I was to do it but the batsman should also play fair by staying behind the crease. It’s a bit like the underarm serve in tennis right??— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) March 25, 2019
Butler still in the crease even after Ashwin stopped in his stride and started turning back to Mankade him. He literally waited till he went out of the crease. Made a mockery. #RRvKXIP pic.twitter.com/QfpcJtCkXF— .... (@ynakg2) March 25, 2019
Just leaving this here. https://t.co/v97OjxrdUG— Andrew Fidel Fernando (@afidelf) March 25, 2019
(With inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated Mar 26, 2019, 10:41 AM IST