Jindal stated guidelines are supposed to be adopted, days after the problem once more grew to become a speaking level when Ricky Ponting, head coach of Ashwin’s Delhi Capitals group, stated he wouldn’t enable the spinner to resort to ‘Mankading’, which is taken into account by many as going towards the spirit of the sport.
“Rules are rules and every batsman should follow them. What Ashwin did on that occasion (during last IPL) took a lot of courage, frankly I don’t know whether I would have done the same,” Jindal was quoted as saying by Gulfnews.com.
“It will not be right for me to comment on it as a lot has been said already.”
Ashwin, who captained Kings XI Punjab final season, can be turning out for the Delhi franchise within the upcoming IPL within the UAE, ranging from September 19.
Jindal added, “If you remember Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s dismissal in the World Cup semi-finals (last year), he was run out just by inches. If he wasn’t, India would have possibly made it to the finals.”
Earlier, Ashwin stated he would have a chat with Ponting on the problem. “…We will sit for a chat with him. He said he wants to have a conversation. We have already talked over the phone. It was a very interesting chat,” Ashwin had stated on his YouTube channel.
Before that, Ponting had stated he can have a “hard conversation” with Ashwin and will not enable him to do ‘Mankading’ at Delhi Capitals.
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