IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting says he plans to have a ‘hard conversation’ with R Ashwin on mankading – Firstcricket News, Firstpost


The thrill across the controversial ‘mankading of Rajasthan Royals’ batsman Jos Butler by former Kings XI skipper Ravichandran Ashwin in final yr’s Indian Premier League (IPL) refuses to die down even with the 2020 version getting set to start in September.

Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting, who’s the top coach of Delhi Capitals, just lately cleared his emotions in regards to the notorious run out and mentioned that he might be having a phrase with the spinner in regards to the incident in order that it isn’t repeated. Ashwin will play for the Delhi franchise within the upcoming version of the cash-rich league.

File picture of Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting. Sportzpics

Talking on The Grade Cricketer podcast present with Sam Perry and Ian Higgins, Ponting mentioned that he felt mankading was not in “the spirit of the sport”.

Hailing Ashwin as a “terrific bowler”, who has completed a “nice job within the IPL for a protracted time period”, Ponting admitted that he had sat down together with his squad after watching the mankading incident final season and advised the group that irrespective of who else does it, they “received’t be doing that”. The previous captain of the Australian group mentioned he was agency about not taking part in cricket in that method.

“So, that’s going to be a dialog and that’s going to be a tough dialog I should have with him, however I’m fairly certain he’ll take it on the chin,” he concluded. “I believe, even him, wanting again now, in all probability he’d say it was inside the guidelines and he’s proper to do it, however this isn’t inside the spirit of the sport, not in the best way I would like, a minimum of with the Delhi Capitals anyway.”

Mankading is a type of a run out, the place the bowler dismisses the batsman on the non-striker’s finish. This occurs as a result of the non-striking batsman has left the crease earlier than the ball is launched by the bowler. In response to the Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC), Ashwin didn’t go towards the foundations by dismissing Butler within the IPL sport. In a press release launched quickly after the match, MCC had mentioned that the bowler needn’t give any warning to the batsman and the transfer was not towards the spirit of the sport.

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