Ashwin, who was within the highlight final IPL after dismissing Jos Buttler throughout a Kings XI Punjab versus Rajasthan Royals encounter, did one thing that his present IPL coach did not endorse.
However, Ashwin and Ponting had an open dialogue over the mode of dismissal and by the previous Australian captain’s personal admission, they’ve reached a typical floor.
“He (Ashwin) made me get on a podcast with him when I first arrived here to have a good open chat about it,” Ponting informed Cricket.com.au.
“I think we’re both on the same page. He feels he did everything in the rules and laws of the game and he’s absolutely right,” Ponting stated.
In truth, Ponting discovered logic in Ashwin’s rationale. “He’s saying, ‘What if it is the final ball of the IPL, what if I’m bowling and the batting groups wants two runs to win and the non-striker is charging midway down the wicket? What do you anticipate me to do’?
“There’s an argument there as properly, however as I stated to him, I might anticipate that he would maintain on to the ball and never Mankad and inform the batsman to remain in his crease subsequent time and see if he is ok to attempt to shut the sport out for us.”
The batting nice, nevertheless, made it clear that there isn’t any place for “dishonest” which is the case when non-strikers are inclined to again up too far.
“It should not get to that stage anyway, batsmen should not be dishonest. That’s what batsmen are doing, batsmen are literally dishonest by making an attempt to steal a yard or two right here or there. It’s one thing that must be addressed.”
Ponting reiterated the necessity for a run penalty for offenders. “I believe one thing has to occur with the legal guidelines of the sport to verify batsmen cannot cheat and there definitely should not be the rule the way in which it’s,” he stated.
“I believe in the event you usher in some type of run penalty for the batsman in the event that they’re intentionally leaving their crease and pinching floor that is likely to be the way in which to go about it.
“I’m sure those discussions are happening at the moment because I don’t think it’s a good look on the game. I think something is going to have to change,” Ponting stated.
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