Ravichandran Ashwin, the senior Indian spinner who recently surpassed South African icon Dale Steyn’s milestone of 439 Test wickets to start climbing to eighth place on the all-time list of Test wicket-takers, shared his thoughts on the latest rule change about dismissing the batsman from the non-end striker’s.
Ravichandran Ashwin applauds the Mankad rule change and urges bowlers to eliminate the non-striker any hesitation if he moves out of the wicket even before the ball is bowled. The MCC has announced a few adjustments to the cricket rule books, including moving ‘Mankading’ from the ‘unfair play’ category to the ‘run-out’ area.
“Previously, it was thought of as a Mankad. Nevertheless, it has now been modified to run out. They (MCC) effectively de-stigmatized the idea by coining the word “run-out law.” Whenever the batter departs the crease just at non-end, the striker’s the bowler was expected to give a reminder”.
“Now that they’ve said that what the non-striker is doing is incorrect and that bowlers can run him out if they attempt to leave the crease even before bowler delivers the ball.”
In IPL 2022, Ravichandran Ashwin will be a member of the Rajasthan Royals:
“Non-striker leaving the crease early is the actual unfair play in this whole scenario,” Ravichandran Ashwin, who will play for Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming version of an Indian Premier League and together with England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler, who he Mankad in the 2019 edition of the IPL, said. “It’s not the bowler who’s throwing them out.”
“The extra step the non-striker is doing may end up ruining your entire career,” Ashwin said he tried to warn the bowlers again. If the non-striker steps out of line as a result of that additional step, he could hit a six, even though the current striker may well have gotten out. So, if you get a wicket, your career will progress, yet if you are crushed for a six, your career may suffer.
Rajasthan Royals squad for IPL 2022: Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell