Mankading has become a widely discussed topic ever since Ravichandran Ashwin pulled off the mode of dismissal for the first time in this year’s IPL to dismiss Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler. The act from Ashwin evoked mixed reactions from fans and cricketing experts around the globe.
Ashwin received a fair amount of criticism from a certain section of the cricketing fraternity who believed his action to be disgraceful and against the spirit of the game while certain others believed that the off spinner must have at least provided Buttler a warning before running him out.
There was almost a repeat of the same incident in the match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla, only difference being the batsman at the non strikers’ end was well within his crease at the point of delivery. The incident occurred in the 13th over of the innings when Ravichandran Ashwin was bowling to Shreyas Iyer.
Shikhar Dhawan was the batsman at the non strikers’ end this time around. Ashwin stopped midway in his bowling run up while delivering the third ball and then retraced back only to realize that Dhawan had his bat grounded well inside his crease.
Shikhar Dhawan decided to have some fun in his own way as he sat down on his knees and tried to taunt Ashwin with his dance moves as Ashwin made his way back to his bowling mark. The left hander then started shaking with his bat rooted inside the crease to further taunt his Indian teammate as Ashwin came in to bowl the next delivery.
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Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan hit a brilliant 56 off 41 balls to put Delhi in the driver’s seat chasing 164.