Controversy follows Ashwin's 'Mankad' run-out of Jos Buttler

Controversy follows Ashwin's 'Mankad' run-out of Jos Buttler

Cruising towards a comfortable victory at one point of time with Smith (20) and Sampson (30) at the crease, the unthinkable occurred for Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

Coming back to the game, Rahane said that the chase should have been completed despite the Mankading episode and that the Punjab bowlers deserved credit for stifling the Royals batsmen.

Mankading is a situation in cricket when a bowler run out a non-striker by hitting the bails before bowling and the non-striker is outside the crease, with no warning.

Ashwin later refused to back down on his dismissal of Buttler, suggesting it was within the rules of the game.

He was acing the chase all along when KXIP skipper R Ashwin made a decision to pause in his bowling action, waited for Buttler to leave his crease and then whipped off the bails.

"I am hearing a lot of talk about the spirit of the game".

It is permitted to run the non-striker out after he or she has strayed out of the crease, but the bowler must do it before the delivery stride.

Buttler departed after an angry exchange with Ashwin and his exit condemned the Royals to a 14-run defeat in their IPL opener in Jaipur.

"If it was a deliberate delay, that would be unfair and against the Spirit of Cricket".

On Sunday, Warner enjoyed a run-filled comeback to the world's most popular T20 league, scoring 85 off 53 balls for Sunrisers Hyderabad, who also lost their opening match. In a series-deciding fifth ODI against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston in 2014, Buttler was mankaded by Sachithra Senanayake for 21 as England slipped to a six-wicket defeat to lose the series. The incident happened during the 13 over of the innings when RR were batting. As it's allowed in the Laws of the game. how is it disrespectful or against the spirit of the game if it's allowed within the Laws of game?

"I think R Ashwin's actions tonight speak for him and represent him, when I looked at his team-mates", Upton said, "and I'm not sure it represented his team-mates. #IPL", he wrote on Twitter.

"No real argument to that".

In the aftermath of the IPL match, former England captain Michael Vaughan said Ashwin's actions were unacceptable. "I think we'll leave it up to the IPL fans to decide if that's the kind of thing they want to see".

Chasing 185 for a win, Rajasthan were led bravely by Ajinkya Rahane and Buttler, before the middle order failed to capitalize on the good start.

"We are not supposed to comment on a controversial issue. Naturally, if it's there in the rules it's there", Ashwin said after the match, which was won by his team.

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