Rajasthan Royals Batsman Jos Buttler unusual run out (mankading) by Ravichandran Ashwin was a big surprise in cricketing world. However, Ashwin had the every legal right to do this but as a respectable cricketer it was not expected by him.
The incident took place yesterday in RR vs KXIP match. The incident took place in the 13th over while RR was batting. Ashwin while bowling his fourth and last over of the spell, stopped and took the bails off from non-striker end wickets while Jos Buttler was out of the crease. Ashwin appealed out to the on field umpire which redirected the decision to third umpire. As per the law, the third umpire declared Buttler out. However, as per the spirit of game these types of decisions have always raised eyebrows.
Jos Buttler was looking fabulous before he was declared out. He has scored 69 runs in just 43 balls and was all set to win match for RR. But the mankading incident took place and Jos Buttler was declared out. After him RR wickets fell one after other and RR lost the match. The result of the match would have been different if Jos Buttler was not declared out.
The whole cricketing world was left in an utter surprise after this decision. Cricket fans lashed out at Ashwin for showing these types of cheap tactics to win the match.
Cricket fans have reacted on social media. Here are some of the tweets of cricket fans reacting on this decision:-
Of all the Cricketers I never expected #Ashwin to get into mankading !! This is so Australian – win at any cost attitude !! Big thumbs down !! #
— Mikkhail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) March 25, 2019
Jos Buttler was well inside the crease at the point of delivery. #Ashwin deliberately stopped and waited for him to move out. Shameful that an International level bowler has to resort to such cheap tactics to take wickets. #RRvKXIP #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/BjRE3FQ4en
— SS❤️Lakhan (@JagarwalLakhan) March 25, 2019
#IPL2019 #RRvKXIP Ravichandran Ashwin.. call it within the rules or whatever as much as you like.. but that was absolutely disgraceful.. a huge black spot.. you will never have my respect .. and I sincerely hope you regret this bad!
— Abreshmina S Quadri (@abreshmina) March 25, 2019
@ashwinravi99 play like a man next time … @josbuttler that’s the only way he could get you out coz you were creaming them … glad he’s out of #teamindia coz we need men and not chickens who don’t understand the spirit of the game #RRvKXIP #IPLT20 #IPL2019
— Asit Ahuja (@asitahuja) March 25, 2019
I never expect any team captain will do this@ashwin this is Unbelievable i think today winning team is RR instead of KXIP #IPL2019
— Groy96347@gmail.com (@groy96347) March 25, 2019
I have no issues with Mankading as a form of dismissal but Ashwin's explanation at the post match interview was absolute bull. Forget before loading up, Buttler hadn't left the crease for a few moments even after Ashwin stopped. Desperation mode?
— Ameya Dalvi (@ameyadalvi) March 25, 2019
What are the 4 umpires there for? Why can't they see the replays and interpret the law and then take a decision after seeing?
The Umpire was checking only for the run out. They must be responsible right? Why should the batsmen or the bowler be responsible. #IPL2019
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) March 25, 2019
— Rajesh Singh (@iamRajeshSingh7) March 25, 2019
Cricketers and cricket fraternity have also reacted on this incident. Here are some of the tweets of the cricketers and people belonging to cricket fraternity:-
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) March 25, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 25, 2019
It’s within the laws of the game but Jos Butler should have been warned by Ashwin before that. Very Surprised ! Remember Ashwin doing the same in an international game where Sehwag withdrew the appeal.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 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
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
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 25, 2019