Ravichandran Ashwin has been one of the trending cricketers ever since he deployed the ‘Mankad’ dismissal to dismiss Jos Buttler last year. While polarising debates have erupted since then between several former and current players, Ravichandran Ashwin stands by his decision entirely.
Delhi Capitals’ boss Parth Jindal has lauded the off-spinner for his bravado that time. It was last year when Ravichandran Ashwin captained Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler was batting in full flow against them.
The 33-year-old spotted the Englishman frequently leaving the crease at the non-striker’s end without the ball getting delivered and seized one of the chances to clatter the stumps. That wicket was the turning point of the game and Ashwin’s move came under the criticism as well. However, Ashwin declared that the mode of dismissal came within the laws and vowed to do it again if the situation demanded.
Parth Jindal remarked that rules must be applicable for all the players and everyone must abide by those. Ashwin, who will turn out for the Delhi Capitals this year, earned praises from Jindal, claiming that he would not have had that courage to do what he did. The franchise’s boss added that it would not be right for him to comment since a lot has been said on the issue.
“Rules are rules and every batsman should follow them. What Ashwin did on that occasion (during last IPL) took a lot of courage, frankly I don’t know whether I would have done the same. It will not be right for me to comment on it as a lot has been said already,” Jindal said as quoted by Gulf News.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s and Ricky Ponting’s disagreement over Mankad:
Earlier, Capitals’ coach Ricky Ponting commented that he would talk with Ashwin over the mode of dismissal since he believed it was not in the spirit of the game. The off-spinner responded to the same by adding that they already spoke over the phone and that they will have a face to face conversation too. The 13th edition of IPL commences on the 19th of next month.
“We will sit for a chat with him. He said he wants to have a conversation. We have already talked over the phone. It was a very interesting chat,” the 33-year-old said in his Youtube channel.