new Delhi: In the IPL 2019 tournament, ‘Mankanding controversy’ was very much discussed during a match between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals. In this match, the then Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin gave a run out against the Rajasthan Royals without throwing the ball to Jos Buttler at the non-striking end and gave vent to the ‘Mankanding controversy’.
Ashwin dismissed without warning
Ravichandran Ashwin made Butler the victim of ‘Mankading’ for the first time in the history of IPL. Butler was playing 69 off 43 balls at that time and Ashwin dismissed him from Mankading without warning, which also raised questions about his playing spirit. According to the rules of the game, the third umpire gave out to Butler, but such wickets are considered contrary to the spirit of the game. After this there was a heated debate between Butler and Ashwin.
Ashwin gave this answer on Mankading
After the match, when Ashwin was asked about the question about Mankading and sportsmanship, he said, ‘From my side it was very comfortable. This was not a plan or anything like that. It is within the rules of the game. Explain that if the batsman standing at the other end of the match comes out of the crease before the bowler leaves the ball, then it is called Mankading to run out.
Kapil Dev also did Mankading
Among the Indians, Kapil Dev dismissed South Africa’s Peter Kirsten from Mankading during the 1992–93 series. At the same time, in domestic cricket, spinner Murali Karthik dismissed Bengal’s Sandipan Das in a similar Ranji Trophy match. Ravichandran Ashwin still discusses this rule. Ashwin will play for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021, which starts on 9 April.