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Ponting claims - Ashwin will not be allowed to use 'Mankanding' in IPL

The India Print 2020-08-19 21:46:26

Melbourne: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting made it clear that he would not allow 'Mankanding' to use controversial methods to dismiss India's senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) as he believes it The method is not under 'sportsmanship'. In the last IPL season, Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler was run out at the non-striker end for 69 as Ashwin, captaining Kings XI Punjab, dropped his gills when the batsman was out of the crease before the ball was bowled. was gone.

The method of dismissing it named after former Indian spinner Veenu Mankad is under the rules of cricket but some consider it against the spirit of the game. In 1947, Bill Brown of Australia was dismissed by Venu Mankad in the same manner. Ashwin is playing for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL this year, starting on 19 September in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He defended his move to dismiss, stating that it was within the rules of the game. But the great batsman Ponting feels that this game was against the spirit and his team will not use it in this IPL.

Ponting said - I will talk to him (Mankanding), I will do the first thing. It will be a strict conversation with him. I think maybe he would say that it was according to the rules and he has the right to do so. Ponting said - But this game is not within the spirit, it is not the way I want it to be, at least with the Delhi Capitals. 

The 45-year-old great batsman said that he had told his players only last year that the Delhi team would not use it. He said- Definitely he (Ashwin) was not in our team last year, he is included in our players this year. See he is a great bowler and he has done well in the IPL for a long time.