IPL 2019: Ravichandran Ashwin mankading Jos Buttler in IPL has become the biggest controversy in the world of cricket. Everybody is putting forth their opinion. The controversial episode took place in the game between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals in the 18th over of the match. With the game totally in the balance and Buttler holding the key for Royals, Ashwin mankaded Buttler even without giving him a warning. This gesture has faced flak from all around the world. Also Read - Brisbane Test | Washington Sundar Controlled Tempo of Game And Fill Ravichandran Ashwin's Shoes Well: Andrew McDonald
Later, Ashwin did not show any regret for the act during the press conference. “My actions were within cricket’s rules, can’t be called unsporting. No real argument on that and it was pretty instinctive. I didn’t even load and he just left the crease. We ended on the right side of the coin, but I definitely think that those are game-changing moments and batsmen need to be wary of it,” Ashwin said after Kings XI beat Rajasthan by 14 runs. Also Read - India's Predicted XI For 4th Test: A Look at How The Tourists Could Line up At The Gabba After Delaying Announcement
English cricketer Danielle Wyatt is the latest to slam Ashwin. She has slammed his statement. She felt Buttler was still in his crease when Ashwin would have let go of the ball. “Embarrassing!! He was still in the crease when he would have let go of the ball.” Also Read - Muttiah Muralitharan Thinks Ravichandran Ashwin Can Take 800 Test Wickets But Nathan Lyon Not Good Enough to Match Record
Meanwhile, KXIP won the match by 14 runs.
Man-of-the-match Chris Gayle, who hit 79 off 47 balls, was happy with his form.
“This is a big ground to be honest. I have been in a good form, so it was good to start on a winning note. Sarfaraz (Khan) got some runs today, which was really good.
“One thing we discussed before the tournament was to win this IPL for the Universe Boss (referring to himself) and the youngsters have got my backing,” he signed off.