Ravichandran Ashwin ‘mankads’
kings XI Punjab came back from jaws of defeat to win their first IPL 2019 encounter against Rajasthan Royals played at Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur on Monday.
KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin ‘mankaded’ Rajasthan Royals’ opener Jos Buttler, who was going hammer and tongs, sparked off a controversy and set social media ablaze.
Ashwin, who was bowling his fourth over, saw Buttler, who had scored 68 off 42 balls with 10 fours and two sixes, walking out of his crease even before the ball was delivered and stopped to take the bails off.
According to the laws of the game, the third umpire declared Buttler out and as expected the English cricketer seemed furious and had a heated exchange with Ashwin before leaving the field.
The dismissal is sure to create a big controversy going deep into the 12th edition of the IPL. Chasing 185 to win, Royals were 108/1 in 12.4 overs at that stage but finished on 170/9 in 20 overs.
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