'Mankad' Memes Take Over Twitter After Buttler's Controversial Run Out By Ashwin
While the cricket world debated over Ashwin 'Mankading' Buttler incident, funny people of Twitter tried to diffuse the tense situation with jokes and memes.
Photos tweeted by @IPL / @Shahrcasm / @Sagarcasm.
As the debate of Ravichandran Ashwin's controversial decision to 'Mankad' Rajasthan Royals' batsman Jos Buttler heated up on social media Monday night, Ashwin defended himself by saying the move was "unplanned".
"On my part, it was very instinctive and it was not planned or anything like that," Ashwin said.
Seeing Buttler backing up, KXIP skipper Ashwin paused during his action and removed the bails from the non-striker's end. This led to an argument in the centre. The on-field umpire asked for the referral and 'Out' was promptly signalled. Distraught, Buttler made the long walk to the pavilion.
Some called the move "unprofessional" on Ashwin's part while others felt the run out without a warning beforehand was simply against the spirit of the game.
Aise to gully cricket mei bhi nhi krte log jaisa ashwin ne kiya h
— Chowkidar @Hari Singh Rao (@HariSinghPatan1) March 26, 2019
Naturally, the Buttler dismissal created a lot of drama among cricketers and fans across the globe.
He ain’t winning any spirit of cricket awards is old ashwin
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) March 25, 2019
It’s within the laws of the game but Jos Buttler should have been warned by Ashwin before that. Very Surprised ! Remember Ashwin doing the same in an international game where Sehwag withdrew the appeal.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 25, 2019
Lots of drama on the Buttler run-out. He was livid but the law and the advisory on it is clear. The bowler is within his right to run a player out at the non-striker's end if he is out of his crease
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 25, 2019
Luckily, the people of Twitter found a funny silver-lining to the otherwise controversial incident. Netizens tried to diffuse the tense situation with hilarious memes that perfectly summed up the 'Mankad' fiasco.
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) March 25, 2019
— (@DestinyWantElse) March 25, 2019
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 26, 2019
No, Ashwin didn't cross the line. Buttler did.#Mankading
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 26, 2019
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) March 25, 2019
Ashwin's reaction when someone mentions Vinoo Mankad pic.twitter.com/TU1Yd7wWY8
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) March 26, 2019
— Chowkidar Batman (@Buy1GetNone) March 25, 2019
Me during Month ends
— #SapnaChaudhary वाले काणिया (@Kanatunga) March 25, 2019
— Liku Manahira 🇮🇳 (@LikuManahira) March 26, 2019
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) March 25, 2019
— Draculla (@bat__soul) March 25, 2019
— MunNaa ️♀️ (@Munnaa09) March 25, 2019
Ashwin to his critics. pic.twitter.com/s796F9X6qj
— चोकीदार डी.के. (@itsdhruvism) March 25, 2019
— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) March 25, 2019
What's 'Mankad' you ask?
Indian opener and slow, left-arm orthodox bowler Vinoo Mankad stirred controversy back in 1947-48 during India's tour of Australia when he paused during his delivery stride and disturbed the wicket on the non-striker's end to dismiss Bill Brown during the second Test.
The incident caused an uproar in Aussie media and 'Mankad' or 'Mankading' as a verb came into existence. Although the method doesn't violate the laws of cricket, it is still considered by many as an unsporting one that often raises eyebrows.
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 25, 2019
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