Rajasthan Royals (RR) wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was an angry man after his brilliant knock on Monday came to an abrupt end as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin mankaded him.
The incident took place in the 13th over of Rajasthan's innings when Ashwin was bowling. In the midway of his run-up, the KXIP skipper realized that Buttler, standing at the non-striker's end, was out of his crease, and he dislodged the bails, leaving the RR batsman stranded.
Ashwin did not hesitate in claiming the wicket, and the decision was referred to the third umpire, who ruled it out, much to the disgust of Buttler and his teammates, coaching staff sitting in the dugout.
Following the match, which the hosts won by 14 runs, it is reported that Buttler refused to shank hands with Ashwin. Videos, which have since gone viral, indicate that the RR batsman ignored his opposite number at the close of play.
The incident surrounding the two players sent ripples around the cricketing world. While some chose to side with Ashwin, stating whatever he did was within the rules of the game, others supported Buttler, suggesting KXIP skipper's action were unacceptable.
One of the most ferocious critic of Ashwin's act on Monday was Shane Warne. The RR mentor went on a Twitter rampage to slam KXIP skipper, calling his act as disgraceful.