Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting says he will not allow Ravichandran Ashwin to engage in the controversial ‘mankading’ dismissal during the upcoming IPL in UAE, as it’s not within the spirit of the game’.
Ponting also added that “he will have a chat with Ashwin about (Mankad), he was not in our squad last season but he’s one of our players that we tried to afford to bring in this year”.
In meantime Prithi, Ashwin’s wife had a hilarious take on Ponting’s comments.
During 2019 IPL, Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler was run out on 69 while on Kings XI Punjab captain R. Ashwin, whipped off the bails on the non-striker’s end, after Buttler stepped out of the crease before the ball was bowled. Ashwin will play for Delhi Capitals this year.
Trivia: This form of dismissal is named after former Indian spinner Vinoo Mankand who ran out Australia’s Bill Brown in similar manner in 1947, it is permitted under cricket’s laws but viewed by some as going against the spirit of the game.
Dream11 IPL 2020, will start from September 19 in the UAE, the first match will be played between Mumbai Indians & Chennai Super Kings.