Ashwin demads free-ball if batsman is mankaded

Indian right-arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin demanded for a free-ball system for bowlers, in case a batsman is mankaded.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s mankading dismissal of Jos Buttler in last year IPL has come into limelight again following the recent statement from Ricky Ponting. The Delhi Capitals coach warned his team player Ravichandran Ashwin on mankading ahead of this year’s Indian Premier League.

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Following that, Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik posted a tweet regarding that. “From Don Bradman to Sunil Gavaskar, everyone has said it’s completely within the rules. The ICC and MCC have also taken a stand that it is okay. I don’t see the reason why any team that does it is looked at in a negative way,” Karthik said while speaking to News18.

Not only that, the Indian cricketer quoted that statement and asked opinions from some cricketers and experts regarding the matter. “A lot of people have polarising opinions on this,this is just my 2 cents on this issue.Would like a few cricket nerds to give their thoughts on this too,” Dinesh Karthik quoted.

Ravichandran Ashwin asks for free-ball

Meanwhile Ravichandran Ashwin responded to the request from his domestic teammate and came up with a surprising suggestion for this issue. The off-spinner suggested for a new system of free-ball in favor of bowlers, in case a batsman is mankaded.

Make it a free ball for the bowler. If the batsmen gets out of that ball, the batting team will be docked 5 runs. Free hit adds to the drama for a batter, let’s give a chance to the bowlers too. As of now everyone watches the game hoping that ‘the bowlers will get smacked today’,” Ravi Ashwin’s tweet read.

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