This year, Indian Premier League’s (IPL) biggest controversy has divided the cricket fraternity and fans. Ravichandran Ashwin ‘mankading’ Jos Buttler became a topic nobody has stopped talking about. The affect of ‘mankading’ has been such that batsmen are now staying inside the crease while watching the bowler deliver the ball. But David Warner’s trick of ensuring that he stays inside the crease shows us that Ashwin’s move has spooked everyone.
Warner was so afraid of losing his wicket, he indirectly trolled Kings XI Punjab skipper in doing so. The screenshot from the side angle while Ashwin is bowling and Warner is on the non-striker’s end is going viral on Twitter.
Here’s a look at few hilarious reactions:
— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) April 8, 2019
Brilliant by @davidwarner31
— Rooter – Live Sports App (@RooterSports) April 9, 2019
— Saurin Shah (@Saurin_Shah_) April 8, 2019
— Sourav Pramanik (@Sourav_Twittt) April 8, 2019
The video is more fun
— Kamran Ali (@Kam007_tweet) April 8, 2019
One more comparison
How Warner backs up at non-striker’s end for Mujeeb (head down pitch) vs How Warner backs up at non-striker’s end for Ashwin (head craned back at bowler’s hand)#KXIPvSRH #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/VrnCzbIc3M
— ZEE. (@iBleedGreenZEE) April 9, 2019
Yes, it was
On a tangent… It was funny seeing david warner being extra careful at the non-striker’s end while ashwin bowled.
— shashank s rawat (@shshnkrwt) April 9, 2019
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) April 8, 2019
In the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) encounter, Ashwin did run out a batsman but not through ‘mankading’. Mohammad Nabi was at the receiving end of the unfortunate run out. Nabi backed up too far away as SRH opener hit the ball straight to Ashwin. The KXIP skipper was too quick to dismiss the Afghan all-rounder.