Jos Buttler jokes he wants to be self-isolated with Ravi Ashwin
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: March 26, 2020 5:05:11 pm

IPL 2019 Ravi Ashwin and Jos Buttler have been concerned in a well-known Mankading incident within the IPL final yr. (File Photo/IPL)

England’s Jos Buttler and India’s Ravichandran Ashwin have some historical past between them – the flash level being the Mankading incident in final yr’s IPL which left Buttler swearing his approach again to the pavilion and cricket followers being divided over whether or not Ashwin’s act had been only a piece of fast pondering or one thing in opposition to ‘the spirit of the game’.

Speaking on a Sky Sports podcast, Buttler raised the problem as soon as once more, with a chuckle. On being requested who he would love to be self-isolated with at a time when all cricket has been stopped, Buttler mentioned, “Ravi Ashwin probably. It’s actually a year ago that I got Mankaded. I keep getting tweeted about it, saying ‘stay safe, don’t go outside’ with those pictures of me.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Ashwin had also referred to the incident to warn all people not to enterprise out of their homes as India seeks to fight the unfold of the coronavirus outbreak with an entire lockdown. “Don’t wander out,” Ashwin had mentioned.

Speaking about this yr’s IPL, Buttler, who performs for Rajasthan Royals, mentioned the gamers are hoping that there can be a shortened IPL if issues calm down.

READ | ‘Mankading’ episode: The Buttler did it or was it Ashwin?

He mentioned, “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.”

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