Kings XI Punjab’s captain Ravichandran Ashwin has caused quite a stir recently in the match against Rajasthan Royals. He ‘mankaded’ Rajasthan Royals’ batsman Jos Buttler on Monday.
Some criticised Ashwin’s this move saying he violated the spirit of cricket while some argued that it was a legitimate decision. Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne went so far as to call Ashwin’s act as “a disgraceful and low act”.
However, former Indian cricketer from the world cup winning squad Madan Lal has blasted Ravi Ashwin over the Mankading issue and said that this kind of act doesn’t suit a player of his stature.
“I don’t think Ashwin has done the right thing at all, considering his stature and such a successful international career. He is such a big player and an act like this is very small,” Lal said.
“Had it been Virat Kohli or any other Indian cricketer he would have been criticized. Such an act is not part of the game, it is away from it but whatever happened was correct. Ashwin is right in his place but he shouldn’t have done, it’s as simple as that,” he added.