On last Thursday (2nd January), during the match between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars, Chris Morris was running to bowl, but accidentally the ball slipped from his hand. So, Morris decided to prank Melbourne Stars’ opening batsman Marcus Stoinis as he mimicked to remove the bails. Stoinis also got frightened and ran towards the crease as he didn’t see the ball sneaked from the hand of Morris.
The video was posted on the BBL’s official handle and captioned: The attempted-no-ball-Mankad-fake… Chris Morris has that move perfected! #BBL09
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 2, 2020
Chris Morris took two wickets in that game
Talking about the match, Melbourne Stars won the game by three wickets. Sydney Thunder batted first and gave the target of 143 runs. Melbourne Stars opening batsman Marcus Stoinis and no.3 batsman Nick Larkin set the partnership to lead the team to victory. Chris Morris and Nathan McAndrew picked two wickets each and Daniel Sams picked three wickets but could not halt the opposition to reach the target.
Ravichandran Ashwin practised Mankad in IPL
In the IPL 2019, Kings XI Punjab’s (KXIP) then-captain Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Rajasthan Royals Jos Buttler by Mankad. Buttler, who was standing at the non-striker end, had moved out of the crease then Ashwin took advantage of the situation and removed the bail. This incident got limelight all around the cricket world and was also criticised. However, Mankad is legal in cricket laws but is said to be against the spirit of the game.
Recently, on Twitter, a fan asked Ashwin against which player he would practice the Mankad in the upcoming edition. The tall spinner gave a one-liner answer and said the one who would move out of the crease.