Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has reiterated that he has instructed his off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin that he doesn’t need him to dismiss an opposition batsman by ‘Mankading’ him. The debate over the Mankad legislation has been occurring for over a yr since Ashwin used the rule to dismiss Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler in an IPL match last yr. Ashwin was guiding Kings XI Punjab on the time, and the second led to widespread dialogue on whether or not the Mankad rule is inside the spirit of the sport or not.
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In a current chat on InsideSport’s “Amstrad Face 2 Face Cricket Series” appear, Ricky Ponting was questioned if he would need Ashwin to Mankad a batsman within the finishing over of the ultimate game of the match with one wicket remaining. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)
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In his reply, Ponting cheekily stated: “I am not going to ball Ashwin in the last over of the game.”
The fomer Australia captain went on: “We have spoken about it and I have told him my expectation that I wouldn’t want him to Mankad.”
He additional defined that he doesn’t approve of the legislation, and believes that the umpire ought to as an alternative deal with making certain that the batsman on the non-striker’s finish shouldn’t be dishonest by stepping exterior the crease.
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“Although the Mankad is a very simple playing law in the game. It is one law I am not happy with and I am a part of the rules and law committee with the MCC. What we have to do is to stop batsmen from cheating which they tend to do in the death overs of the game.
“Umpires need to be a little cautious as well and need to get a signal in the ear from the third umpire to let the batsman know not to be cheating,” Ponting stated.
Delhi Capitals will play their first IPL 2020 match in opposition to Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on Sunday.