It has been over a year since Ravichandran Ashwin decided to Mankad Jos Buttler but it has not stopped others from taking shots at him every now and then. Mankad is a mode of dismissal when a bowler runs out a non-striker for leaving their crease before the ball is delivered.
The dismissal is well within the rules of the game although it is widely considered to be against the spirits of the game. And thus when Ravichandran Ashwin decided to ran out Buttler in the last IPL, he faced criticism from all around. Not only the fans but several cricketers including James Anderson and Shane Warne had also taken shots at him.
And the India ace faced a similar situation on Wednesday when a Pakistani fan took a dig at him. It all happened after Mitchell Starc decided against Mankading Adil Rashid during the third ODI between England and Australia. Rashid was out of his crease before Starc could deliver the ball but the Australia star left the England player off the hook by giving him a warning.
Soon after the incident, a number of fans asked Ravichandran Ashwin to ‘learn from Starc’ and the tweet from the Pakistani fan caught the off-spinner’s attention. Not the one to remain silent, Ravichandran Ashwin responded to the tweet as he made his stance clear and also asked the fan to wait for his further response.
“I believe in fighting the good fight but wait till the day after and I will get back to you on this. I would like to give a day to myself,” wrote the Tamil Nadu ace.
I believe in fighting the good fight but wait till the day after and I will get back to you on this. I would like to give a day to myself.🙏 https://t.co/2LJufUNAnX
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) September 16, 2020
Meanwhile, Australia beat England by three wickets in the final ODI to clinch the series 2-1. Chasing 303, they were reeling at 73 for 5 before Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey scored stunning centuries to take the tourists home.
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