Updated: March 26, 2020 5:05:11 pm
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.”
What the !!! I doubt if this may be given out even by the rule e book 🤔
The approach I see it he was not stepping out an excessive amount of!!! Batsman seems “in” when the bowler was in his launch stride! Hayden mentioned it proper & the sport modified there !!! Not truthful even by college requirements ! #Mankad pic.twitter.com/Aq2VMwVyz1
— T R B Rajaa (@TRBRajaa) March 25, 2019
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.
Hahaha, someone despatched me this and instructed me it’s precisely been 1 yr since this run out occurred.
As the nation goes right into a lockdown, it is a good reminder to my residents.
— lets keep indoors India 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) March 25, 2020
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.
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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