IPL 2019: Disgruntled By Harsha Bhogle's Stand On Ashwin-Buttler 'Mankad' Controversy, Shane Warne Tells Him 'not To Be Biased'

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The 'mankad' controversy surrounding Ravichandran Ashwin and Jos Buttler resulted in a massive debate around the cricketing world

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:

A massive debate ensued around the cricketing world after 'Mankading' came back into spotlight following Jos Buttler's dismissal during the fourth IPL 2019 fixture between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Mohali.

Home team skipper Ravichandran Ashwin, as he was about to complete his bowling action during the 13th over of the innings, saw the RR batsman out of his crease. He chose to not warn Buttler, and instead dislodged the bail before appealing to the umpire.

The on-field umpire sent the decision to the third umpire, who went along with the rules within the sport and declared Buttler as out. 

While one section of cricketing fraternity felt that Ashwin was well within his rights to remove the bails, others felt that the KXIP skipper did not abide by the 'Spirit of Cricket'.

This incident made headlines on social media, which resulted in a spat between RR mentor Shane Warne and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle.

Bhogle was constantly defending Ashwin's actions, and he blunted the theory as to why the KXIP skipper did not 'warn' Buttler once before disloding the bails.

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But Warne, who was clearly unpleased by the manner in which one of his players got dismissed, responded aggressively to Bhogle.

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Harsha Bhogle chose not to indulge in an argument, and went ahead with his point of view before ending the matter by saying this incident should not cloud what was an otherwise brilliant match.

Though, Warne once again found his remark wrong, and even went to the level of telling Bhogle to not be biased.


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