Ponting Disliked Ashwin’s “Mankad” & Expressed It !! Check Prithi Ashwin’s Reply

Written by Dhiwaharan Published on Aug 20, 2020 | 00:51 AM IST | 163

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Former Australian captain and current couch of Delhi capitals Ricky Ponting made the headlines on 19th of August after he said that he will not allow Ravichandran Ashwin to “mankad” non-strikers as Ashwin, who captained Kings 11 Punjab last year, is going to play for his Delhi capitals from this year. The open statement from the successful former captain of Australia made every cricket fan to react, including the wife of Ravi Ashwin.

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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.

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Ponting who feels 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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{But I must admit, after watching the last season, as soon as it happened, I actually sat our boys down and said, “Look, I know he’s done it, there’ll be others around the tournament who will think about doing this but that’s not going to be the way that we play our cricket. We won’t be playing like that” Ponting said in the Podcast.

This news blew up as many people who keenly watch cricket reacted in various ways. A set of people supported Ashwin who stated that the illegal advantage the batsmen effortlessly taking costs him expensive overs as they are easily converting ones into twos while doing that. However, other set of people supported Ponting saying that it is not the spirit of the game.

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The most important and hilarious response came from the wife of the West Mambalam based cricketer. Prithi Ashwin who is pretty much active in social media platforms said that she became the “Bulter” on that night after that headlines surfaced. “That That Man That That Problem” her hashtag read. “Last evening with beau Ashwinn before he leaves for the IPL, which is basically forever. But the headlines made me ‘The Butler’ for tonight. #mytimeranout #thatthatmanthatthatproblem “ her tweet read.

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