Warner finds ways to avoid being ‘Mankaded’ by Ashwin

Warner, who was at the non-striker’s end, kept dragging his bat inside the safe zone to ensure that he does not become Ashwin’s ‘Mankad’ victim.

David Warner stretching to stay inside the crease as R. Ashwin bowls during the IPL clash in Mohali on Monday.   -  IPL/ SPORTZPICS

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner was extra cautious while Ravichandran Ashwin operated in the IPL Monday night, deliberately dragging his bat inside the safe zone to avoid becoming a victim of ‘Mankading’

The incident happened during the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab here.

Warner was seen taking precaution by keeping his bat inside the crease during Ashwin’s over.

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Warner, who was at the non-striker’s end, kept dragging his bat inside the safe zone to ensure that he does not become Ashwin’s ‘Mankad’ victim.

The Australian’s antics was quickly picked up by the cameras and replayed on the big screen.

The clip of the incident was later uploaded by the official IPL website — iplt20.com.

Read: Ashwin Mankading Buttler not in spirit of game, says MCC

Earlier in the tournament, off-spinner Ashwin had dismissed Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler without giving him a prior warning and that had attracted a lot of criticism from across the cricket fraternity.

As per the rules, a bowler is within his right to dismiss a batsman who leaves the crease before the ball is being released. But the practice has been generally deemed as against the “spirit of the game.”