England, SA cricketers slam Ashwin for Mankading Buttler in IPL game
JAIPUR: Indian bowler R Ashwin has come under fire for Mankading England batsman Jos Buttler during a match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday.
Butler was livid after he was Mankaded by Ashwin for 69 in a match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur.
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden described Ashwin’s act as ‘very, very disappointing’ while Harsha Bhogle defended his action, saying that it was within the rules of the game.
Buttler walked off and was far from pleased with what happened.
Meanwhile, England cricketers took to Twitter to slam Ashwin for his behaviour.
Ashwin, that’s shocking behaviour! Very disappointed to see that.
— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) March 25, 2019
Ashwin you serious? Probably the only way he was gonna get Jos out there. Was Ashwin in his delivery stride & was Jos looking to ‘steal’ ground..? 🤔
— Jack Brooks (@BrooksyFerret) March 25, 2019
Carlos that only tells half the story. Look where he was when Ashwin had passed the stumps… pic.twitter.com/wRRqExTTcI
— Derek Alberts (@derekalberts1) 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
He ain’t winning any spirit of cricket awards is old ashwin
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) March 25, 2019
He’s still in his crease when Ashwin’s bowling foot lands. Absolutely disgraceful to be actively looking for it like that. pic.twitter.com/tM7xa3BWzV
— Tom Hearn (@hearn161) March 25, 2019
OFFICIAL Playing condition interpretation
If you believe Buttler wouldve been in his crease when Ashwin delivered the ball he is NOT OUT pic.twitter.com/bqciVJRUd5
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) March 25, 2019