IPL 2019 | Twitter Left Stunned After Ravichandran Ashwin 'Mankads' Buttler

Cricketnext Staff
After his dismissal at the hands of R Ashwin last week that led of a storm of controversy, Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler has asked for wording of the law dealing with ‘Mankading’ to be reconsidered.

The Kings XI Punjab against Rajasthan Royals match on Monday was in the headlines for much more than the conventional reasons. Ravichandran Ashwin and Jos Buttler were the center of attention during the 13th over of Royals’ innings.

The off-spinner, on sensing that Buttler was backing up too far, paused during his action and removed the bails. The England wicketkeeper was left stunned and was later angry at the decision taken by the Kings XI Punjab skipper. The ‘Out’ signal flashed on the big screen and Buttler was out for 69.

While a majority of social media was against Ashwin’s decision, a few also argued that the action was within the laws of the game.

That is terrible!!!!!!

— Sam Billings (@sambillings) March 25, 2019

He ain’t winning any spirit of cricket awards is old ashwin

— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) March 25, 2019

Average behaviour from R Ashwin in the @IPL

Is that really how you want to win a game of cricket??? #KXIPvRR

— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) March 25, 2019

Opinions ??? pic.twitter.com/9IXy0MqXRY

— Carlos Brathwaite (@TridentSportsX) March 25, 2019

If @josbuttler had been warned well that’s fine ... if he hasn’t and it’s the first time I think @ashwinravi99 is completely out of order ... watch how often this happens from now on !!!!!!! #IPL

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 25, 2019

How’s playing within the laws of the game ‘unfair’?? #RRvKXIP #IPL #Ashwin

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March25, 2019