The Mankading incident will probably haunt Ravichandran Ashwin for the rest of his career. The India off-spinner has been hogging the limelight ever since Mankading Jos Buttler in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Ashwin faced widespread criticism for the dismissal that is very much legal but is widely considered against the spirit of the game. The likes of Shane Warne, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, and Dale Steyn had slammed Ashwin for that act.
Ashwin was also trolled heavily across the internet for the incident. And the incident has once again came to limelight after a fan decided to have some fun at the expense of Ashwin. The fan, however, ended up red faced courtesy Ashwin’s wife, Prithi.
It all started with Ashwin Foundation taking to Twitter to post a message for their Talent Hunt programme, writing:
“All set to kickstart #GennextTalentHunt. Lots of children around waiting to showcase their skills. @prithinarayanan @ashwinravi99 @gennextcricket”
— Ashwin Foundation (@ashfoundation99) June 1, 2019
One of the fans then cheekily mentioned that Mankad skill is required for selection, writing:
“Note: Selection process based on “Mankad” skills shown by bowlers. Batsmen selected based on the crease depth at which they keep their bat at non-strikers end. No need of wicket keepers.”
Note: Selection process based on "Mankad" skills shown by bowlers. Batsmen selected based on the crease depth at which they keep their bat at non-strikers end. No need of wicket keepers.
— Teja Uzumaki (@teja_phoenix) June 1, 2019
This is when Prithi intervened, posting a picture of her previous comment where too she had enlightened a fan about the rules.
“This is for you, sir,” wrote Prithi while posting the following tweet:
This is for you, sir. pic.twitter.com/mCfQeQthmQ
— Prithi Ashwin (@prithinarayanan) June 1, 2019
Ashwin, nonetheless, was impressed with his wife’s trolling skills as he could not control his laughter, tweeting:
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) June 1, 2019
Ravichandran Ashwin, meanwhile, has signed up for Nottinghamshire for the second half of the ongoing county season. Ashwin will replace Australia’s James Pattinson as Nottinghamshire’s overseas player at the end of June. The Tamil Nadu ace is expected to feature in six of their final seven red-ball matches.
Ashwin will start his stint with Essex on June 30, followed by matches against Somerset and Surrey. He will miss the away fixture against Yorkshire but will return to play against Kent, Warwickshire and Surrey.