Cricketing Fratnerity Slams R Ashwin After He Mankads Jos Buttler

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Cricketing Fratnerity Slams R Ashwin After He Mankads Jos Buttler 

Cricketing Fratnerity Slams R Ashwin After He Mankads Jos Buttler
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The fourth match of this season’s IPL saw a huge controversy when Kings XI Punjab skipper R Ashwin ran Rajasthan Royals’ star Jos Buttler in a controversial manner.  Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler who was going great guns with the bat.

Ashwin, who was bowling his fourth over, saw Buttler walking out of his crease even before the ball was delivered. Ashwin quickly reacted and stopped in his delivery stride to take the bails off. The decision was referred to the third umpire, who eventually ruled Buttler out. A visibly upset Buttler walked off unhappy and was furious at the opponent’s action.

Buttler’s dismissal completely turned the game as Royals lost it by 14 runs despite looking set to win it at one stage.

Chasing 185 to start their season with a win, Rajasthan Royals were off to a blinder. Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler fired on all cylinders right from the word go, helping Royals reach fifty in just 5.4 overs. R Ashwin then gave the visitors the much-needed first breakthrough when he dismissed Rahane for 27 to end the 78-run stand.

IPL 2019: 4th Match, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab - Match Report
Jos Buttler (Credits – Twitter)

However, it did not bring any respite for Kings XI as Buttler kept playing the big shots. The England wicketkeeper-batsman reached his third consecutive fifty against Kings XI off just 29 deliveries. It looked like Buttler would take Royals home with utmost ease before the Mankad incident saw him return to the pavilion. Before his departure, Buttler scored 69 with the help of ten fours and two sixes.  From thereon, Royals kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually restricted to 170 for 9.

Meanwhile, Ashwin’s conduct set social media ablaze although it was legitimate and as per rule. The cricketing fraternity reacted strongly to R Ashwin’s run-out with most of the fans and players slamming him.

Here are some of the reactions:

 

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