Anderson Shreds Ashwin’s Picture For ‘Mankading’ Controversy
The video was shared by Greg James, an English radio DJ and television presenter, on his Twitter account.
The entire cricketing fraternity, including current and former players and cricket experts strongly criticised Ravichandran Ashwin after he ‘Mankaded’ Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals in their first game of the 2019 IPL season.
The episode created an uproar on social media, dividing opinions. Ashwin did have few speaking in favor of him, but a large section of the cricketing fraternity thought that what he did was against the spirit of the game.
Joining the bandwagon of people who critised Ashwin was England pacer James Anderson. In one of the videos, the England pacer can be seen shredding Ashwin’s picture in protest of his ‘Mankading’ act. The video was shared by Greg James, an English radio DJ and television presenter, on his Twitter account.
Ashwin on his part stood firm on his decision saying that he did something which is legal and finds a place in the law book of the game.
Kings XI Punjab have made a decent start to the tournament winning two of their first three matches. They are playing Delhi Capitals on Monday (April 1).
The IPL has seen a lot of action in the first week. Apart from Ashwin’s ‘mankading’, the Bangalore vs Mumbai match saw a Lasith Malinga no-ball being overlooked by the on-field umpires which resulted in Bangalore losing the match.
In another match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Kotla, the match was decided in the Super Over, first of its kind this season.
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