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Twitter was abuzz yesterday, after the KXIP skipper Ashwin opted for a rather unusual mode of dismissal, Mankading, with arguments for and against Ashwin’s action flooding Twitter. The ‘spirit of the game’ and the ‘laws of the game’ went up against each other as two predominant counter arguments for the two schools of thought.
Here are some of the best tweets of the highlight event:
So disappointed in @ashwinravi99 as a Captain & as a person. All captains sign the #IPL wall & agree to play in the spirit of the game. RA had no intention of delivering the ball – so it should have been called a dead ball. Over to u BCCI – this a not a good look for the #IPL
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019
I can’t believe what I’m seeing!! @IPL Terrible example to set for young kids coming through. In time I think Ashwin will regret that.
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) March 25, 2019
Three balls from the same over. Clearly not in the crease while the ball is still in the hand. You wonder why Ashwin premeditated on the last ball of this over! pic.twitter.com/5o0OhJP9D8
— Yash (@TheJoshya) March 26, 2019
How is getting an advantage by starting early by the batsman be in the 'spirit of the game'? BTW this is not the first time this has happened with Jos Butler #RRvKXIP
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) March 25, 2019
And to all those saying… Ashwin waited for Buttler to walk out… point is simple… onus is on non-striker to stay within the crease while bowler is in delivery stride at any point because he CAN be run out as per rules. So, stay in the crease!! #RRvKXIP
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 25, 2019