Ashwin Mankads Buttler in IPL 2019
Ravichandran Ashwin has been the subject of harsh criticism of social media after being seen by Mankading, Jos Buttler, during the game between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan in the Indian Premier League (IPL). On Monday evening, the cricket fans and stars expressed their anger on social media when the captain of the Punjab team, Ravichandran Ashwin, sacked the drummer of the Royal team, Buttler, in the “mankading”.
Ashwin, who was in his fourth place, saw Buttler come out of the fold. Before delivering the ball, Ashwin stopped and took the bail. Buttler had scored 68 runs off 42 balls. Which was a remarkable performance on his part before he was “mankaded ” by Ashwin. But after Ashwin “mankaded ” Buttler was left stunned and irritated by the decision.
Later, prominent cricket stars showed their anger on Twitter, the majority of social media opposing Ashwin’s decision. Shane Watson tweeted “So disappointed with Ashwin as a captain and as a person. All captains sign the wall IPL and agree to play in the spirit of the game. Ravichandran Ashwin had no intention of delivering the ball so it would have been necessary to call it a dead ball.