Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler was furious with the way he was dismissed during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Monday.
The Mankad moment created a huge controversy but it isn’t the first time Buttler had was subjected to such an incident.
During a One-Day international encounter between England and Sri Lanka back in 2016, Buttler was found ahead of the crease by spinner Sachithra Senanayake, who had issued a warning on the first instance before clipping off the bails on the second occasion. Although the English batsman is yet to react after being Mankaded for the second time in his career, he did call it a batsman’s error on the first instance.
“It is obviously batsman error,” Buttler had said in 2016. “If you walk out of your ground and someone wants to do it, it is in the Laws of the game. It is all part of the game.
Ashwin, who is being bashed on social media for what has been branded an ‘unsportsmanlike’ act, termed it as an ‘instinctive decision’ which was taken as per the rules of the game. While many current and former cricketers have rallied against the off-spinner, there are those too – who didn’t find anything wrong with the nature of the dismissal.