Ajinkya Rahane on Mankad row: Sadly not allowed to comment on controversial issues

first_img No data available! scorecard Ajinkya Rahane on Mankad row: Sadly not allowed to comment on controversial issuesIPL 2019: R Ashwin Mankaded Jos Buttler at a crucial juncture when Rajasthan were cruising in their 185-run chase. commentary Rohan Sen JaipurMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 00:26 IST Ajinkya Rahane refused to comment on the Ashwin-Buttler Mankad controversy after the match (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSR Ashwin Mankading Jos Buttler was met with criticism from cricket pundits”We will take the match-referee’s decision sportingly,” Rahane said after the lossKings XI Punjab (184/4) beat Rajasthan Royals (170/9) by 14 runs in JaipurRajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane refused to comment on the Mankad controversy surrounding R Ashwin and Jos Buttler on Monday even as his team ended up on the losing side against Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur.Ashwin Mankaded Buttler at a crucial juncture when Rajasthan were cruising in their 185-run chase. The Royals completely lost their way after the controversial run out as they collapsed from 108 for 1 to 164 for 9 in 20 overs to lose the match by 14 runs.With Buttler going strong at 69 off 43 balls while chasing 185 runs, Ashwin mankaded the Rajasthan Royals opener without giving him any warning.As per the laws of the game, the third umpire declared Buttler out but such a dismissal had always raised eyebrows as it is considered against the spirit of the game.”We are not supposed to comment on a controversial issue. The match referee will take the call. We will take the decision sportingly,” Ajinkya Rahane said after the match.Ashwin justified his actions by saying that he was within the rules of the game.”No real argument to that. I didn’t even load and he left the crease. It’s always been my take on it, because it’s my half of the crease. We ended on the right side of it but those things are game-changers and batsmen need to be wary of it,” Ashwin said after being questioned about the incident at the post-match presentation.It would be unfair to take anything away from a spectacular bowling performance by Kings XI Punjab but Rajasthan Royals would wonder how differently things could have ended for them had Buttler not been Mankaded at that crucial stage of the game.advertisementBefore the collapse, Rajasthan openers Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane had smashed 78 runs in quick time to lay the foundation for the run chase and entertained their home crowd with some lusty blows early on. Buttler and Sanju Samson then added 30 runs for the second wicket before the controversial run out of the Englishman.Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot and Sam Curran then stood up for Kings XI and picked up 2 wickets each to derail the Royals run chase and win the match for Kings XI Punjab.Also Read | RR vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Kings XI win in Jaipur after Ashwin-Buttler Mankad controversyAlso Read | RR vs KXIP Highlights, IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab win by 14 runsAlso Read | Chris Gayle celebrates entry into Club 4K with 25th IPL fiftyAlso Read | Chris Gayle fastest to 4000 runs in Indian Premier League historyFor 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 R Ashwin Mankads Jos ButtlerFollow IPL 2019Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Jos ButtlerFollow RR vs KXIPFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Kings XI Punjabcenter_img graphs view more view less advertisementlast_img

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