R Ashwin News
Mankading has become the most controversial mode of dismissals. Despite the MCC, the law makers in cricket, removing the stigma attached to the run out last year, many in the cricketing world feel it is an unethical way to dismiss a batter. Not to forget, MCC has clearly written in its rulebook that a bowler can dismiss the batter a non-striker's end (rules permitting) and the dismissal is not against the spirit of the game. Yet, the mankad controversy keeps on happening. The dismissal is called 'Mankading' because it was first done by Vinoo Mankad, wo ran out a batter for backing up too far at the non-striker's end. Since then the foreign media labels it as 'mankading', something which is wrong to do on the field of cricket. Here, we bring you top 5 controversies that erupted thanks to mankading dismissal. Read on.
The wicket-taking balls from Bangladesh were on straighter deliveries at a pitch which was offering huge assistance to spinners, making life difficult for India. But Ashwin and Iyer, India's last-recognised batting pair, defended solidly, mixed caution with aggression and then brought out a flurry of boundaries at the end to take the visitors' over the line