Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed his dialog with Ricky Ponting over the controversial ‘Mankading’ mode of dismissal – operating a batsman out on the non-striker’s finish earlier than the ball was delivered – in a video on his YouTube channel. Ashwin courted controversy throughout Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 when taking part in for Kings XI Punjab he ran out Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler on the non-striker’s finish. Ponting, whereas talking on a podcast not too long ago, had mentioned that as the pinnacle coach of Delhi Capitals, Ashwin’s crew for IPL 2020, he would not allow the bowler to ‘Mankad’ a batsman. Ashwin had responded saying he had an “interesting chat” with Ponting over the topic.

“The dialog between each of us over the run out on the non-striker’s finish. The second I did that, Ricky, you mentioned, even should you ask me, I’ll have the purpose of justification,” Ashwin mentioned in a chat with Ponting over a video name. 

“Nevertheless it’s not justification. To be sincere, I’m a serial type of a run out man on the non-striker’s finish. I began on the age of 12, as a result of I could not take the batsman taking these further yards. 

“And the second I did that, the spirit of cricket was introduced into play. And also you have been a part of the committee that authorized the legislation. So, what’s your tackle that?” Ashwin requested Ponting. 

Ponting sits on the MCC Cricket Committee, which accountable for framing the legal guidelines of the sport, and he reiterated his place as mentioned earlier. 

“I wasn’t making an attempt to say that you simply have been justified, as a result of truly in the middle of the sport you may’t do it,” Ponting replied. 

“Actually, we have now obtained to try to discover a manner round, making an attempt to make the batsman cease dishonest. As a result of that is mainly dishonest,” he added. 

Ashwin identified the penalty that bowlers get for overstepping by way of a no-ball and requested Ponting if comparable measures could possibly be adopted for the non-striker. 


“I feel there must be some type of run penalty,” Ponting mentioned. “If you’re to get to the highest of your bowling motion and it exhibits that the batsman is dishonest, I feel put a run penalty on him. And do it proper from the beginning. 

“Taking 10 runs off the crew whole since you’ve taken a yard out of your crease – these type of issues must be checked out,” Ponting defined.

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