Ravichandran Ashwin is being criticized about Jos Buttler’s run-out in the match played between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. On Monday in the 4th match of IPL, Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs.
In 20 overs Punjab scored 184 runs and set a target of 185 for Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s innings started really well as Captain Ajinkhya Rahane and Jos Butler added 78 runs for the first wicket, giving Rajasthan a solid start.
Even after Rahane was dismissed, Butler (69 runs, 43 balls, 10 fours, two sixes) kept attacking Punjab but the match slipped from the hand of Rajasthan with his unfortunate run-out in the 13th over of the innings.
After Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkhya Rahane got Sanju Samson joined Buttler on the crease to take the match forward. Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler were playing exceptionally well before Butler was dismissed by Ashwin.
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Ashwin mankaded Buttler in controversial circumstances in the 13th over with Rajasthan scoreboard reading 108 for two. Mankading refers to a situation when a bowler runs out a batsman who leaves the popping crease before the ball is being bowled.
Replying to this controversy IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla tweeted that it was decided in presence of Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli that players won’t be ‘Mankaded’ was before the international rules were changed, claimed a former league Governing Council member.
Indian cricket board said there is no need for it to step in.A senior BCCI official said “There is no question of lecturing Ashwin on the spirit of the game. He did what is permissible within the rules of the game. The umpires and match referees are there to ensure that players compete as per laws of the game.”
He further added, “So, the BCCI is not getting involved. As far as Shane Warne is concerned, let’s not forget he is Rajasthan Royals brand ambassador and not a neutral observer”.A former league Governing Council member claimed that IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla’s tweet that it was decided in presence of Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli that players won’t be ‘Mankaded’ was before the international rules were changedHe said, “I am well aware of the meeting Shukla ji is referring to. It was before the new rules came into the effect where bowlers need not warn the batsmen before Mankading. In that meeting, it was decided that bowlers would at least warn the batsmen