Last IPL, Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler was run out on 69 whereas backing up on the non-striker’s finish, with Ashwin, then captaining Kings XI Punjab, whipping off the bails after the batsman stepped out of the crease earlier than the ball was bowled.
Ashwin will play for Delhi Capitals this 12 months. The dismissal, named after former India spinner Vinoo Mankad who ran out Australia’s Bill Brown in related style in 1947, is permitted beneath cricket’s legal guidelines however seen by some as going towards the spirit of the sport.
“I’ll be having a chat with him about (Mankading), that’s the first thing I’ll do. That is going to be a hard conversation I will have with him. I think, even him, looking back now, probably he’d say it was within the rules and he’s right to do it,” Ponting mentioned whereas talking on ‘The Grade Cricketer’ Podcast.
“Watching that last season, as soon as it happened, I actually sat our boys down and said ‘Look, I know he’s done it, there’ll be others around the tournament who’ll think about doing this well but that’s not going to be the way that we play our cricket. We won’t be doing that’.”
The IPL begins on September 19 within the UAE, moved out of India because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior Indian bowler had defended his act at the moment, saying it was inside the guidelines of the sport. But Ponting feels the controversial mode of dismissal is towards the spirit of the sport.
“But this is not within the spirit of the game, not in the way I want, at least with the Delhi Capitals anyway,” he mentioned.
The 45-year-old legendary batsman, who performed 168 Tests for Australia between 1995 and 2012 and scored 13378 runs, was all reward for Ashwin’s expertise although.
“Obviously, he (Ashwin) wasn’t in our squad last year, he’s one of our players that we tried to bring in this year. Look, he’s a terrific bowler, and he’s done a great job in the IPL for a long period of time now,” he mentioned.
Ponting, additionally one of the crucial profitable captains ever, mentioned he’s fairly positive Ashwin will take his directions sportingly. He mentioned there are different methods to cease batsmen from gaining unfair benefit on the non-striker’s finish than “having the ugly incident of a Mankad”.
“I believe there are methods you could truly cease batsmen dishonest like that. If the bowler was to cease, and the batsman was a foot out of his crease as an example, why do not you simply penalise him some runs or one thing? Then they will not do it once more.
“You’ve solely acquired to do this as soon as firstly of a match, after which all of the gamers see it, and you may assure the gamers will not be fudging any floor from then on.”
Ponting mentioned he has even had discussions with match referees about it throughout final 12 months’s IPL. “If the umpires make a stance and do one thing to warn the batsman that they is perhaps dishonest, then that is higher than having the ugly incident of a Mankad.”
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