IPL 2020: Kevin Pietersen Comes Out in Support of Ravichandran Ashwin On The Mankading Issue

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Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has come out to again Delhi Capitals’ Ravichandran Ashwin on the difficulty of Mankading. A current incident involving Ravichandran Ashwin and Aaron Finch within the DC vs RCB conflict, the place the previous solely warned Finch of Mankading when he was caught working early from the non-striker’s finish. Ashwin, who has joined DC from KXIP this season did mankading of Jos Buttler, final season in KXIP’s conflict in opposition to RR.

Nevertheless, Pietersen was not within the favour of Ashwin again then however now has grown a sentiment for him over the problems of Mankading.

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Ravichandran Ashwin warns Aaron Finch of Mankading. Credit: Twitter

I feel what he did was excellent: Kevin Pietersen backs Ravichandran Ashwin on issuing Mankading warning to Finch

Kevin Pietersen, who is part of the IPL commentary workforce talked about that the act of Mankading was frowned upon when he performed. He stated Mankading is within the rule books and is to be allowed however seeing the Finch- Ashwin incident and the way far Finch was earlier than Ashwin launched the ball, he feels Ashwin did the correct factor.

“Apparently (Mankading) is within the teaching manuals now and is to be allowed,” stated Pietersen.

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Kevin Pietersen (Photograph by Matthew Lewis/Getty Pictures)

“(However) seeing how far down the wicket Aaron Finch was, virtually stealing two metres earlier than Ashwin bowled, I feel what he did was excellent, Finch, get again in your crease. Don’t steal runs!” he added.

Kevin Pietersen says prior to now 12 months he has modified his ideas and he now backs Ashwin’s actions

KP revealed watching the identical incident twelve months again, he would’ve criticized Ashwin’s act however not having analyzed it he feels it’s the correct factor to do.

“Watching Ashwin do it twelve months in the past I might have stated, ‘come on mate, no no no’” however “having thought it over the previous 12 months, (I feel) it was completely excellent what he did,” stated Kevin Pietersen.

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Mankad dismissal. Photograph Credit score: Getty Pictures

In a possibility to ‘Brown’ Aaron Finch, Ravichandran Ashwin gave it a move and simply warned the batsman. Ashwin had been warned by DC head coach Ricky Ponting to keep away from Mankading earlier than the season began.

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