Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin has received heavy criticism from Shane Warne following the controversial dismissal of Jos Buttler. Buttler, who was representing Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, reacted furiously after he was run out while backing up at the non-striker’s end.
The dismissal known as ‘Mankad’ is within the laws of the game, but many, including Warne, believe it is not in the spirit of the game. Warne, who works with Rajasthan, did not hold back after the match, which Kings XI won by 14 runs, and says it is down to the IPL to ensure it does not happen again.
“So disappointed in Ravi Ashwin as a captain and as a person,” Warne said. “All captains sign the IPL wall and agree to play in the spirit of the game. “Ashwin had no intention of delivering the ball – so it should have been called a dead ball.
Over to you [Indian cricket’s governing body] BCCI – this a not a good look for the IPL. “As captain of your side, you set the standard of the way the team wants to play and what the team stands for. “Why do such a disgraceful and low act like that tonight? You must live with yourself and it’s too late to say sorry, Mr Ashwin. You will be remembered for that low act.”