Sat. Apr 10th, 2021
India Today Web Desk

India and Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday unveiled he has currently spoken to head coach Ricky Ponting above cell phone, hinting at the Mankad discussion that has produced headlines in the lead up to Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

R Ashwin, who arrived in the UAE with the Capitals above the weekend, acknowledged that Ricky Ponting had mentioned he was going to have a chat with him right after he reached the UAE. Ashwin unveiled he had an intriguing chat with his head coach but did not reveal any facts about the conversation.

Ashwin’s feedback come right after Ponting mentioned he would advise Delhi Capitals gamers towards Mankading in IPL 2020, which kickstarts in the UAE from September 19. Ponting brought up the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ argument and stressed no Delhi Capitals player will run a non-striker out by way of Mankading.

“Ricky Ponting has not however reached (Dubai). Following he comes, we will sit for a chat with him. He mentioned he needs to have a conversation. We have currently spoken above the cell phone. It was a pretty intriguing chat,” Ashwin mentioned in his new ‘Hello Dubaiahh?’ YouTube demonstrate.

“What transpires in some cases is Australians’ messages in English get misplaced in translation and attain us with a distinct which means. Even some of their jokes develop into information. Which is what it is and up coming week I will reveal a bit a lot more about my conversation with Ricky.”

Notably, Ashwin had Mankaded Jos Buttler in the course of IPL 2019, dividing opinions in the cricket fraternity. Whilst Mankading is inside the principles of the game, Ashwin faced criticism final 12 months for not enjoying inside the spirit of cricket. Numerous former cricketers and specialists also backed Ashwin, saying Mankading is properly inside the principles.

“I will be getting a chat with him about (Mankad), which is the initially issue I will do,” Ponting had mentioned on The Grade Cricketer Podcast.

“Which is going to be a conversation and which is going to be a tricky conversation I will have to have with him, but I am quite positive he’ll get it on the chin.

“I believe, even him, seeking back now, almost certainly he’d say it was inside the principles and he is appropriate to do it, but this is not inside the spirit of the game, not in the way I want, at least with the Delhi Capitals anyway.”

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