"Going to Mankad someone"- Jos Buttler's RR teammate sparks "Mankad" controversy between IND W vs ENG W
On the other hand, some reckon that because it is in the law, there is nothing wrong with it. Among all of that, one young cricketer has attempted to shed some light on this contentious subject. Young Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Riyan Parag, who is always active on social media, has shared his different opinion on this topic.
Parag took to his Twitter account and shared a cryptic tweet, informing that he is looking to mankad someone in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League in 2023. He joked that the incident would spark more fun debate on social media.
Notably, the all-rounder plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, and English white-ball skipper Jos Buttler also represents the same franchise in the tournament, and both are teammates. However, the first ever "mankad" incident in the history of the IPL happened with Buttler himself, when Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin, who was representing Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), ran him out at the non-striker's end.
Im going to mankad/run out sm1 next year and it’s gonna create a fun twitter debate— Riyan Paragg (@ParagRiyan) October 15, 2022
Notably, Parag shared this tweet after one of the journalists asked for the captain's opinion regarding running out the non-striker, who is backing too far. Interestingly, none of the captains raised their hands in order to agree to the question, and the presenter had to step in the way to move ahead with the press conference.
On Friday, the Australian skipper Aaron Finch said that "mankad" is within the rules and totally fair if the bowler has given the warning to the non-striker. This controversy has taken off since Deepti ran out Charlotte Dean in the third and final ODI match between India's women and England women at Lord's.
That run out came at that moment of the match when the match was evenly posed and both teams were looking good. India needed one wicket and England needed 17 runs. But that run out ended the game in favour of India.