first_img Dhawal Kulkarni D. Kulkarni not out Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 4 79 (47) 31 fine Leg Rajasthan RAJ Punjab Bowling PNJ Bowling 4 Rahul Tripathi R. Tripathi c Lokesh Rahul b Mujeeb Ur Rahman c Lokesh Rahul b Mujeeb Ur Rahman Mid off Mid on 0 Steven Smith S. Smith c Lokesh Rahul b Sam Curran 4 covers Match Ended Mid Wicket 4 Punjab Mid on not out 20 Mujeeb Ur Rahman (PNJ) Ur Rahman (PNJ) Punjab beat Rajasthan by 14 runs 170/9 Point B Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman 43 Mid Wicket Scorecard Match Ended covers Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed commentary 69 (43) 1 Rajasthan RAJ 100 Square Leg 0 4 4s Ajinkya Rahane (c) A. Rahane (c) b Ravichandran Ashwin Mid off 0 2/31 (4) 30 20 135 Mid Wicket Square Leg run out (Ravichandran Ashwin) third Man 5 Mid off fine Leg fine Leg Mid Wicket 0 India Today Web Desk JaipurMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 00:00 IST Kings XI Punjab will surely be losing Spirit of Cricket points for R Ashwin’s gesture (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSR Ashwin Mankaded Jos Buttler for 69 to spark a controversy in IPL 2019Buttler walked off livid after being caught well short of his creaseOpinions were divided as England cricket stars slammed Ashwin for his actJos Buttler was livid after he was Mankaded by R Ashwin for 69 in Rajasthan Royals’ opening match of the 2019 Indian Premier League against Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur on Monday. Opinions were immediately divided in the commentary box. Matthew Hayden said Ashwin’s act was ‘very, very disappointing’ while Harsha Bhogle argued it was within the rules of the game.Buttler, who looked set for his maiden IPL hundred, walked off and was far from pleased with what happened. RR fans at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur went berserk but that noise might have been part of a roaring reception for Steve Smith who walked in to bat at the fall of Buttler’s wicket.Buttler was in red-hot form for Royals in 2018 when he scored 548 runs from 13 matches with a best of 95 not out and he got off to a fiery start in the new season. Chasing 185, Buttler and Ajinjya Rahane charged away to 78 for the opening wicket before Rahane fell to R Ashwin on the first ball of the ninth over. However, Buttler continued to bully the KXIP attack and scored his first ever hundred in the T20 format.Rajasthan Royals were cruising along when it all unfolded in the 13th over. Ashwin Mankaded Buttler and appealed immediately. Jos Buttler was seething with rage but he had to walk off after replays confirmed Buttler was short of the crease. It looked like Ashwin stopped in his bowling action and maybe even waited for Buttler to leave his crease. The third umpire ruled Buttler out and he was on his way to the RR dugout.advertisement#AskStar being captain ashwin should not do such dismissal .This is against the cricket sprite pic.twitter.com/xrYknHliGOChowkidar Nitin Tripathi (@NitinTr81906338) March 25, 2019England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan said he could not believe what he saw and reckoned Ashwin will regret his decision.”I can’t believe what I’m seeing!! @IPL Terrible example to set for young kids coming through. In time I think Ashwin will regret that,” Morgan tweeted.I can’t believe what I’m seeing!! @IPL Terrible example to set for young kids coming through. In time I think Ashwin will regret that.Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) March 25, 2019Ashwin, that’s shocking behaviour! Very disappointed to see that.Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) March 25, 2019Disgraceful behaviour by @ashwinravi99 – Buttler was still in the crease as he began to deliver the ball. Hate seeing this, what a terrible example to kids. #IPL #Ashwin https://t.co/qGYUgZnrIePiers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 25, 2019It’s within the laws of the game but Jos Butler 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, 2019He ain’t winning any spirit of cricket awards is old ashwinDale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) March 25, 2019However, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra said the Law of cricket was above the “Mythical Spirit of The Game”.”Law is above The Mythical Spirit of The Game. Don’t fret. Don’t frown,” Chopra tweeted.Law is above The Mythical Spirit of The Game. Don’t fret. Don’t frown. #Ashwin #Buttler #RRvKXIP #IPLAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 25, 2019Snehal Pradhan, however, had an interesting observation.”Ashwin resurrects a mode of dismissal that should be used alll the time against batter who look to gain an extra centimetre. What a guy,” she tweeted.Buttler was batting like a man possessed and he was not at all happy with his mode of dismissal. This debate is unlikely to settle down soon.Jason Roy, Buttler’s England teammate, said he was very disappointed to see what happened on the field in Jaipur.”Ashwin, that’s shocking behaviour! Very disappointed to see that,” Roy tweeted.Dale Steyn, South Africa’s pace ace, had this to say: “He ain’t winning any spirit of cricket awards is old Ashwin.”In 66 T20 Internationals for England, Jos Buttler has scored 1260 runs and hit 7 fifties. He is a destructive ODI player too and has 7 hundreds from 127 matches. In 2018, Buttler was on fire with some sensational knocks through the course of the IPL. He was selected in the England Test series against Pakistan and had to leave the IPL with one league match still to be played. He scored 67 and 80 not out in two Tests against Pakistan.Against India in Nottingham, Buttler scored 106 – his maiden Test hundred.Jos Buttler was also in good form in the ODI series against Austraia in England last year. He scored 91 not out, 54 not out and 110 not out in the series.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow R AshwinFollow Jos ButtlerFollow RR v KXIPFollow ashwin mankads buttlerFollow Mankad run out 150/4 ( S. Samson 17 Overs) , fine Leg 2 Shreyas Gopal S. Gopal not out Mid Wicket third Man 16 50 Point third Man 0 Jos Buttler (wk) J. Buttler (wk) run out (Ravichandran Ashwin) 0 Mid off 2 advertisement not out Punjab PNJ fine Leg 0 0 Mid Wicket Square Leg (20.0) All batsmen are considered right handed covers 1 Mid off 0 covers Fall of Wickets Point Extras: 5 runs (B: 0, LB: 1, WD: 2, NB: 2, P: 0) 3 Point Square Leg covers 0 20 2 Mid off graphs vs 170/9 w Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off 300 0 (20.0) Mid on 2 fine Leg Ben Stokes B. Stokes c sub b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 184/4 0 Sam Curran S. Curran 0 Super Over 4 Mid off 6s third Man Toss: RAJ elected to field covers fine Leg 108/2 ( J. Buttler 12.5 Overs) , 2 m 69 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off fine Leg Square Leg third Man Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 1 75 1 25 10center_img 100 Indian Premier League, 2019 third Man 0 5 – Point Mid on Square Leg 52 S/R wd Square Leg Square Leg covers covers 2 33 0 0 Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed 0 covers 2 c & b Ankit Rajpoot 0 Point run out (Nicholas Pooran) third Man 6 160.46 1 Ravichandran Ashwin (c) R. Ashwin (c) 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Rajasthan c Mohammed Shami b Ankit Rajpoot r 1 All batsmen are considered right handed 7.75 Point R Punjab PNJ Mid on 2/33 (4) 1 166.66 184/4 c sub b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 3 0 fine Leg 0 148/3 ( S. Smith 16.4 Overs) , e/r Sanju Samson S. Samson c Ravichandran Ashwin b Sam Curran Mid Wicket Point IPL 2019: England cricket stars slam R Ashwin after he Mankads Jos ButtlerIPL 2019: Jos Buttler was furious after he was Mankaded by R Ashwin. Buttler’s England teammates Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy condemned Ashwin’s action. South African pace ace Dale Steyn said he did not see Ashwin winning any Spirit of Cricket Awards. Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) third Man Referee: Chinmay Sharma (IND) Umpires: Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND), KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS) All batsmen are considered right handed Point No data available! All batsmen are considered right handed third Man Mid Wicket Chris Gayle (PNJ) C. Gayle (PNJ) Point o 170/9 All batsmen are considered right handed Rajasthan batting RAJ batting 25 Mid on 78/1 ( A. Rahane 8.1 Overs) , Series Status: Player Of The Match: Chris Gayle covers fine Leg 27 Mid Wicket 8.25 2 163/7 ( J. Archer 18.5 Overs) , Jaydev Unadkat J. Unadkat c & b Ankit Rajpoot 1 Ankit Rajpoot (PNJ) A. Rajpoot (PNJ) 1 1 Square Leg third Man nb 0 4 b Ravichandran Ashwin fine Leg Mid on 4 2 120 Mid on 13 Jos Buttler (RAJ) J. Buttler (RAJ) Mid on 8.25 157/5 ( B. Stokes 17.3 Overs) , (20.0) 158/6 ( R. Tripathi 18 Overs) , 1 Mid on Mohammed Shami M. Shami Jofra Archer J. Archer run out (Nicholas Pooran) 0 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 0 covers (20.0) 33 c Ravichandran Ashwin b Sam Curran Square Leg 0 Square Leg Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed view full scorecard (20.0) Ankit Rajpoot A. Rajpoot 164/8 ( J. Unadkat 19.1 Overs) , Mid on 1 c Lokesh Rahul b Sam Curran third Man 164/9 ( K. Gowtham 19.2 Overs) , 0 Krishnappa Gowtham K. Gowtham c Mohammed Shami b Ankit Rajpoot view more view less 125 Pointlast_img

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