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IPL 2021: Dwayne Bravo 'stealing' A Run Triggers Mankading Debate, Venkatesh Prasad Reacts

A picture from the match has gone viral on social media showing Dwayne Bravo backing up a few yards even before Mustafizur Rahman has bowled the ball.

IPL 2021: Dwayne Bravo 'stealing' a run triggers Mankading debate, Venkatesh Prasad reacts

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Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to do away with the convention of calling Mankading against the spirit of the game. The debate has once again taken the centre stage after last night's match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), where Dwayne Bravo was seen moving a yard out of the crease at the non-striker's end even before the ball is bowled. It caught the eyes of several experts, who criticised the idea of calling Mankading against the spirit of the game and backed bowlers to effect a run-out if they see that happening. 

'Bowlers should be encouraged to effect run-outs non-striker's end'

A picture from the match has gone viral on social media showing CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo backing up a few yards even before Rajasthan Royals bowler Mustafizur Rahman has bowled the ball. The picture also shows Rahman overstepping by a few inches, for which he was penalised by the umpire during the game and was given a no-ball. This has caused experts and fans to raise questions about Mankading and why every bowler should have the right to run out batsmen backing up so far. Harsha Bhogle and Simon Doull are amongst the people who have questioned the idea of calling Mankading against the spirit of the game.  

While commentating during the Chennai vs Rajasthan match on Monday, Bhogle said that team management should back bowlers and allow them to run out a batsman leaving the crease at the non-striker's end early. Bhogle said that Mankading should be encouraged in team meetings, calling the idea of it against the spirit of the game "nonsense". Doull also mirrored Bhogle's sentiments, highlighting how Rahman was penalised for overstepping by a few inches, and Bravo was let go despite being yards away from the crease. Netizens have also reacted to the steal by Dwayne Brave towards the end of the first inning when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were setting up a target. 

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings won their third game of the season against Rajasthan Royals last night by a whopping 45 runs. Bravo played an important knock towards the end of the first inning as he scored 20 off just 8 balls to help CSK 188 in 20 overs. Rajasthan Royals were cruising comfortably batting second but lost quick wickets in a span of just 4-5 overs. Royals' middle-order failed to score runs and the Men in Pink succumbed to good bowling from CSK. 

(Image Credit: VenkateshPrasad/Twitter)
 

 

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