If not for Ravichandran Ashwin, so many of us would not even be aware of the term Mankad. Named after Cricketer Vinoo Mankad, it explains a form of run- out that is considered debatable today. Hence the Ashwin- Jos Buttler's Mankad episode was not only topping the news and triggered a lot of cricket personalities to give their opinions on it but also resulted in hilarious memes. And then, a couple of rib-tickling videos, like the one we are going to show you.
A gang of Gully cricketers seemed to have found the true fun element in the action and decided to come up with a spoof video. In the video, a run out is followed by a hilarious run out of the bowler. This is accompanied by a funny Bengali song, to make it more irresistibly humorous. And just in case you did not know, the incident took place during a match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, with Ashwin captaining the former team.
After the incident, Cricket lawmakers Marylebone Cricket Association also released a statement, declaring their take on the Mankad out.
"The crux of the issue is when the non-striker can safely leave his/her ground, and what the bowler can do to effect this form of dismissal without courting controversy.
To clarify, it has never been in the laws that a warning should be given to the non-striker and nor is it against the spirit of cricket to run out a non-striker who is seeking to gain an advantage by leaving his/her ground early," it said, responding to debates that cropped up after Buttler was still seen on the crease when Ashwin arrived. Read More