Probably the most talked-about matter heading into IPL 2020 was Mankading after Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting had stated that he would have a “laborious dialog” with Ravichandran Ashwin over the kind of dismissal and that it will not be allowed beneath his mentorship on the franchise. 5 video games later for the Capitals, Ashwin had an opportunity to expire non-striker Aaron Finch through the sport towards Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai on Monday. However following the phrases of the top coach, he left the Aussie with only a warning. Ponting might solely smile from the dugout.
It was within the second over the sport when Ashwin, bowling to Devdutt Padikkal, stopped while his motion to catch Finch nicely exterior the crease. Ashwin had on a regular basis on the earth to expire Finch, however he solely left him with a warning.
Ashwin had final yr Mankaded Jos Buttler, a dismissal which had left the entire of cricket fraternity divided over “spirit of cricket” debate. Ponting too didn’t approve of the dismissal, however on the identical time is towards batsmen unfairly stealing a yard.
Throughout his dialog with Ashwin on his YouTube channel, Ponting opined that there ought to a approach round this form of dismissal.
“There’s methods which you could truly cease batsmen dishonest like that. If the bowler was to cease and the batsman was a foot out of his crease for example, you simply penalise him some runs or one thing. Try this after which they will not do it once more,” Ponting stated. “You’ve got solely bought to try this as soon as at the beginning of a event after which all of the gamers see it, and I assure that gamers will not be fudging any floor from there on.
“I chatted to among the match referees about it throughout final yr’s IPL as nicely. If the umpires make a stance and do one thing to truly warn the batsman that they could be dishonest, then that is higher than having the ugly incident of a mankad.”
Ashwin, in the meantime, dismissed Padikkal within the very subsequent ball.