Bengaluru: Australian spin legend Shane Warne blasted Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain Ravichandran Ashwin for 'mankading' Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Jos Buttler during an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 in Jaipur on Monday night.

Warne, who led RR to the title in the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008, termed Ashwin's action as "disgraceful". He also went on to say that people would remember the Tamil Nadu off-spinner for this "low act".

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While Warne went after Ashwin, noted TV commentator and writer Harsha Bhogle defended the KXIP skipper. However, Warne was not impressed by Bhogle's views.

Both Warne and Bhogle were involved in a series of exchanges on Twitter.

Later, after the match, Ashwin defended his actions as he said he was playing within the rules of the game.

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"On my part, it was very instinctive (mankading of Jos Buttler). 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 said.

KXIP won the match by 14 runs but the talking point of the game was about Ashwin. The cricket world was divided.

Here is what Warne said about Ashwin and how Bhogle replied to the RR brand ambassador.