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Jos Buttler becomes first victim of ‘Mankading’ in IPL

PTI Jaipur | Updated on March 26, 2019 Published on March 26, 2019

Right or wrong? R Ashwin running out Jos Buttler has sparked a debate

Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler on Monday became the first victim of ‘Mankading’ in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) when a desperate Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed the batsman in the controversial manner during their IPL match here.

With Buttler going strong at 69 off 43 balls while chasing 185 runs, Ashwin mankaded the Rajasthan Royals opener without giving him any warning. As per the laws of the game, the third umpire declared Buttler out but such a dismissal had always raised eyebrows as it is considered against the spirit of the game.

Mankading is a situation in cricket when a bowler run out a non-striker by hitting the bails before bowling and the non-striker is outside the crease, with no warning. Though it is a legal dismissal method of a batsman, it is generally considered against the spirit of the game.

This method of dismissal got its name from after the Indian bowler Vinoo Mankad who dismissed Bill Brown of Australia, by removing the bails when the latter was away from the crease, during India's tour of Australia in 1947.

As expected Buttler seemed furious and had a heated exchange with Ashwin before leaving the field. The dismissal is sure to create a big controversy going into the 12th edition of the IPL. Rajasthan were 108 for one in 12.4 overs at that stage.

Read: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab match report

Among Indians, it was Kapil Dev who had mankaded Peter Kirsten of South Africa during the 1992-93 series and in Indian domestic cricket Railways’ spinner Murali Karthik had mankaded Sandipan Das of Bengal during a Ranji Trophy match.

Published on March 26, 2019
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