In the 19th T20 league of IPL tournament, The Delhi capitals effortlessly restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore and won the match with a big margin. Currently, the team tops the table with 8 points. RCB lost the match by 56 runs which reflected in their run rate big time. Among Marcus Stoinis’s half century, Devdutt Padikkal’s terrific catch of Shreyas Iyer in the boundary and the poor performance of RCB batsmen, what grabbed the netizen’s attention the most is, Ashwin’s “Mankad” warning to Aaron Finch, opener of the RCB team.
The incident happened in the third over of the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s innings, when finch walked out of his crease at the non-striker’s end. The Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ashwin who is very well known for re-inventing the “Mankad”, looked at Finch and allowed him to return to the crease.
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Many speculations did rounds in the Internet with reactions speculating the reason behind this act of Ashwin. Few of them thought that Ashwin didn’t do this due to Ricky Ponting’s advice who earlier said that it spoils the spirit of the cricket. On seeing his warning, Ashwin’s wife Prithi Ashwin, posted a tweet in Tamil, writing “Adrasakka.” to express her emotion.
Adrasakka.— Prithi Ashwin (@prithinarayanan) October 5, 2020
Mankading has become a widely discussed topic ever since Ravichandran Ashwin pulled off the mode of dismissal for the first time in this year’s IPL to dismiss Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler. The act from Ashwin evoked mixed reactions from fans and cricketing experts around the globe.
Ashwin received a fair amount of criticism from a certain section of the cricketing fraternity who believed his action to be disgraceful and against the spirit of the game while certain others believed that the off spinner must have at least provided Buttler a warning before running him out.
Now, after winning the match, the Tamil nadu based cricketer came up with a tweet saying that this is his final warning for 2020. He asked public, critics and cricket fraternity, mainly Ricky Pointing not to blame him, if he gets a batsman out in future through “Mankad”. The cricketer also added that he is a good friend of Aaron Finch.
“Let’s make it clear !! First and final warning for 2020. I am making it official and don’t blame me later on. @RickyPonting #runout #nonstriker @AaronFinch5 and I are good buddies btw.” his tweet read.
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Prior the tournament, Ponting who felt that it is not within the “spirit of the game” said that he will have a chat with the cricketer first. “I’ll be having a chat with him about “Mankading”, that’s the first thing I will do. That is going to be a hard conversation that I will have with him. I think. he will say that was within in the rules and he’s right to do it” said Ponting who added that it will not happen in his team.
“But this is not within the spirit of the game, not in the way I want, at least with the Delhi capitals way” said Ponting in the Podcast with Grade cricketer. The three time world cup winning captain Ponting said that he told his player last year itself that “Mankading” will not be employed by the Delhi based side.
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