Jo’s Butler was on 69 runs off 49 deliveries in the first Ipl game of Rajasthan’s season. Rajasthan were chasing 184-4 and were 108-2 off 12.5 overs. They needed 76 off 43 balls with 8 wickets in hand with Butler and Sanju Samson batting well. Then the incident happened.
Jos had no warning of this, which I have a problem with, as Ashwin was in his delivery stride and then pulled out and ”ran him out.” See I am fine with Mankading if it is used in the right way. If I batsman is consistently training to gain an advantage and has been warned it is alright. But the fact is it’s not. Jos wasn’t trying to. Also, it wasn’t even out.
What does it say for Ravi Ashwin as a person? Furthermore, in the world cup, Jos is going to now that he has something over him and will know that’s the only way he can get him out.
In conclusion, I think that it is wrong 100% wrong he didn’t warn him and he was just backing up. Not to gain an advantage. In spite of this, I still think the rule is needed for people who are trying to gain an advantage.