The outbreak of coronavirus has given time to cricketers to spend some quality time together as all the matches have been postponed. The government all around the world have issued the notice to quarantine yourself to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Meanwhile, England cricketer Jos Buttler has picked Ravichandran Ashwin as his quarantine partner. And, the reason given by him to stay with the Indian cricketer is making the fans laugh out loud.
All the IPL fans would remember the incident of IPL 2019 when Ashwin Mankad the Rajasthan Royals player Jos Buttler. Citing the same example, Buttler said that he will be quite safe with Ashwin.
“Ravi Ashwin, probably. It’s actually a year ago since I got ‘mankaded’ because I keep getting tweeted about it, saying ‘stay safe, don’t go outside’ with those pictures of me,” he told SkySports.
Ravichandran Ashwin practiced 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 bails. 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.
Jos Buttler hopeful for IPL:
The RR opener also spoke on IPL and hoped that the T20 league takes place, even if a shortened one.
“No news at the moment. We saw, initially, that it was going to be postponed. It’s very hard to see this changing in the immediate future, so I don’t see that as a possibility at the moment. Obviously, it’s such a massive tournament for world cricket, so hopefully, some of it can go ahead – perhaps a shortened tournament,” Buttler said.
The pandemic has also put IPL under threat. As India has been lockdown, the BCCI will have to decide to either cancel the event or postpone or further. But as the situation is getting worse, it is difficult for BCCI to execute the cash-rich league.