Ashwin’s funny statement on ‘Mankading’
Said- How would it be to give wickets in the bowler’s account for the sake of understanding?
Ashwin is the experienced spinner of the Indian team
New Delhi. India’s top off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday said wickets should be added to the bowler’s account to “show sense” when a batsman is run out to leave the crease at the bowling end before bowling. According to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rules, India’s all-rounder Deepti Sharma’s run out of England’s Charlie Dean in the third ODI was perfectly legal, but still there was a divided reaction from the people when many supported it. England cricketers like Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Sam Billings expressed their unhappiness.
Ashwin, who objected to calling such run outs as ‘mankading’ (named after former India player Vinoo Mankad), has also entered the debate and recommended a bravery award for the bowler. England cricketer Billings tweeted and asked Edenderson, ‘Imagine how many more wickets you could have got James.’ Responding to Billings’ tweet, Ashwin wrote on his Twitter handle, ‘Actually a good idea.’
Also read- English veteran gave a message to the players by sharing Dhoni’s VIDEO, running like this
He wrote, ‘How about the wisdom shown in taking wickets in conditions of high pressure and giving this wicket to the bowlers to deal with the face of certain criticism after taking that wicket.’ The Indian women’s team bid farewell to veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami on Saturday after beating England in the three-match series at Lord’s.
However, there was a controversy after bowler Deepti Sharma’s run out to Dean for the last wicket. Dean had already gone a long way at the bowling end before Deepti threw the ball and the Indian bowler gave India victory by running her out. At this time the England team was just 17 runs away from victory and according to the rules it is absolutely legal to make such run outs.
Tags: Indian cricket team, Mankading, Ravichandran ashwin
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 25, 2022, 19:33 IST