I have already spoken to Ricky Ponting about Mankading over phone: Ravichandran Ashwin
Ricky Ponting had said he would have a discussion with Ravichandran Ashwin on Mankading ahead of the IPL starting September 19 in the UAE.
Delhi Capitals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reveals that he has already spoken to Ricky Ponting about Mankading over phone. Few days back Head Coach of Delhi Capitals Ricky Ponting had said he would have a discussion with Ravichandran Ashwin on Mankading ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 starting from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In IPL 2019, Ravichandran Ashwin mankaded England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler at the non-striker's end. That led to a lot of criticism and debate, and many called it against the 'spirit of the game.' "Ricky Ponting hasn't yet reached [Dubai]. After he comes, we will sit for a chat with him. He said he wants to have a conversation. We have already talked over the phone. It was a very interesting chat," Ravichandran Ashwin said. "What happens sometimes is Australians' messages in English get lost in translation and reach us with a different meaning. Even some of their jokes become news. That's what it is and next week I will reveal a bit more about my conversation with Ricky," he added. "Make it a free ball for the bowler. If the batsmen gets out of that ball, the batting team will be docked 5 runs. Free hit adds to the drama for a batter, let's give a chance to the bowlers too," Ashwin had tweeted. Ricky Ponting will reach UAE next week. The 13th edition of IPL will start form September 19. All 8 Teams have reached UAE and are currently under six days quarantine.