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IPL 2020 - Have had an interesting chat with Ricky Ponting: Ravichandran Ashwin on mankading

Ravichandran Ashwin, who will play for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 but who was involved in a major controversy when he mankaded Jos Buttler during the IPL 2019 clash between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, has revealed that he had an interesting conversation with coach Ricky Ponting and he will reveal the contents next week.

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IPL 2020 - Have had an interesting chat with Ricky Ponting: Ravichandran Ashwin on mankading
Ravichandran Ashwin polarised the cricketing world's opinions when he mankaded Jos Buttler during the IPL 2019 clash between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh stadium.
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The debate on mankading has already gained plenty of steam before IPL 2020. Ravichandran Ashwin, who was in the news for the incident in the 2019 IPL involving Jos Buttler, has made it clear that it was not against the rules. Ricky Ponting, the head coach of the Delhi Capitals side, ruffled a few feathers when he said until he is the coach of the side, he will not allow Ashwin to Mankad any batsman. Speaking in a podcast, Ponting had said, “There’ll be others around the tournament who’ll think about doing this well but that’s not going to be the way that we play our cricket. We won’t be doing that’.”

Now, Ravichandran Ashwin has opened up on this debate and said that he had a telephonic conversation with Ricky Ponting and it made for some interesting conversation. Ashwin mentioned that Ponting was not yet in the UAE and will have a chat about it once he arrives.

“After he comes, we will sit for a chat with him. He said he wants to have a conversation. We have already spoken over the phone. It was a very interesting chat. What happens sometimes is Australians’ messages in English get lost in translation and reach us with a different meaning. Even some of their jokes become news. That’s what it is and next week I will reveal a bit more about my conversation with Ricky,” Ashwin said.

Mankad a big controversy

Ashwin, who was the skipper of the Kings XI Punjab franchise in IPL 2019, had Mankadedd England’s Jos Buttler - a move with many polarised opinions. While some defended Ashwin, saying his method was within the laws of the game, many said it's against the spirit of sportsmanship.

Ashwin’s actions have found support with Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik. The veteran India player mentioned that Vinoo Mankad, who ran out Bill Brown and thus was the first instance of it, said he had followed the rules and that there should not be such a negative connotation to it. Karthik also mentioned that the ICC and MCC also include it as a run-out.

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