back icon
06 Oct 2020 | 05:54 AM
'First and last warning of 2020,' says Ashwin as he refrains from 'Mankading'
The incident happened in the third over of RCB's innings, when the Australia opener stepped way out of his crease

Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday refrained from doing what he would instinctively do in the past -- Mankad the batsman after he had backed up too far at the non-striker's end. Instead, what the Delhi capitals off-spinner did was smile wryly after catching Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Aaron Finch short of the crease during their Indian Premier League match.

The bowler, though, warned the Australian. In the dugout, DC coach Ricky Ponting, who found himself at odds with Ashwin on the contentious issue of Mankading in the run-up to the tournament, also smiled. The incident happened in the third over of Royal Challengers Bangalore's innings, when Finch stepped way out of his crease, but the seasoned off-spinner Ashwin didn't attempt Mankading.

Before the start of the 13th IPL, Ponting had said that he had told Ashwin that he would not like him to Mankad the non-striker in the tournament. The Delhi Capitals coach, a legend of the game and a staunch critic of the practice named after former India all-rounder Vinoo Mankad, had backed the senior India off-spinner when he asked if the batsman should also be penalised for leaving his crease at the non-striker's end before a ball is delivered.

Ashwin later tweeted saying that this was the first and last warning of 2020, which could imply that he may not warn the batsman next time. In his tweet, Ashwin wrote, "Let’s make it clear !! First and final warning for 2020. I am making it official and don’t blame me later on. @RickyPonting #runout #nonstriker @AaronFinch5 and I are good buddies btw.#IPL2020

With the win over RCB, DC are now on top of the IPL 2020 points table. They take on Rajasthan Royals on Friday (October 9) at Sharjah.

Ravichandran AshwinIndian Premier League, 2020Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals - Match 19 - Indian Premier League, 2020IPL 2020
Related Articles
No need to tinker but can allow two bouncers per over in T20 cricket: Gavaskar
Gavaskar said, "The iconic figure did put forth a few suggestions which could be seriously considered by the lawmakers of the game"
08 Oct 2020
Ashwin and I are on same page: Ponting on running out non-strikers
Ashwin and Ponting have had an open discussion here over the mode of dismissal and by the former Australian captain's own admission, they have reached a common ground
09 Sep 2020
Ponting wants run penalties not 'Mankads' for 'cheating' batsmen
India's Ravichandran Ashwin sparked a worldwide debate last year with his "Mankading" of England batsman Jos Buttler in a Twenty20 Indian Premier League match
03 Sep 2020
Don't invoke spirit of cricket in run-outs at non-striker's end: ICC match referee Srinath backs bowlers
Srinath does not feel that the bowler is wrong if he runs out a batsman in this fashion
01 Sep 2020
Ashwin showed a lot of courage: DC chairman Jindal on spinner Mankading Buttler
The 33-year-old, who captained Kings XI Punjab last season, will be turning out for the Delhi franchise in the upcoming IPL in the UAE
30 Aug 2020
I had interesting chat with Ponting, will reveal contents next week: Ashwin
The talk is on the contentious issue of running out batsmen who back up too far at the non-striker's end
25 Aug 2020
Ponting says he will not allow Ashwin to ''Mankad'' during upcoming IPL
The senior Indian bowler had defended his act at that time, saying it was within the rules of the game
19 Aug 2020
KXIP trade R Ashwin to Delhi Capitals
KXIP got Rs 1.5 crore and Karnataka spinner Jagadeesha Suchith in return for Ashwin's trade
08 Nov 2019
Ashwin has no regrets on Mankading
Off-spinner defends his actions
05 Apr 2019
Buttler calls for clarity in Mankad rule
Wicket-keeper breaks his silence on the issue
04 Apr 2019
Cricket like never before
Term of use
Privacy Policy
Cookies Policy
Follow us on
@ 2020 | All rights reserved