‘Why bowlers get abused when batsmen are stealing yards?’: SA bowler helps Ashwin on Mankading


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‘Why bowlers get abused when batsmen are stealing yards?’: SA bowler helps Ashwin on Mankading 

Mankading has all the time been a controversy-ridden subject of debate in cricket. Two years in the past, India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made headlines after he ‘Mankaded’ Jos Buttler throughout an Indian Premier League match between Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Rajasthan Royals.

Ashwin has all the time been a staunch supporter of the dismissal, however many have expressed reservations in opposition to it, saying that it’s in opposition to the spirit of the sport.

The controversy continues to divide opinion within the cricketing circles, and Ashwin reignited the controversy on his official Twitter account. Reacting to an article from former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, Ashwin talked about ‘Mankading’.

Manjrekar had opined that guidelines like ‘free-hit’ are in favour of batsmen, to which Ashwin replied, “Come on @sanjaymanjrekar, free hit is a superb advertising and marketing device and has captured the creativeness of all of the followers. Let’s add a free ball for the bowlers each time a batter leaves the non strikers finish early, a wicket of that ball will cut back 10 runs of the bowlers evaluation and complete.” 

In a short dialogue with a fan, Ashwin stated that many bowlers choose to not ‘Mankad’ due to the psychological trauma related to it. “The psychological trauma that the bowlers might undergo stops them from doing it,” wrote Ashwin.

South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, then, joined the controversy, saying that there ought to be no “worry” among the many bowlers relating to ‘Mankading’ the batsman.

“@ashwinravi99 I feel all bowlers ought to do it with none worry.. its throughout the guidelines of the sport. Why should the bowlers get abused about “spirit of cricket” when it is really the batsmen which can be stealing yards and THAT is in opposition to the spirit of cricket. That is the true reality,” wrote Shamsi.

Ashwin will return to motion within the closing of the inaugural World Take a look at Championship, which is scheduled to happen between June 18-22 in Southampton. India will meet New Zealand for the titular conflict.



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