Ponting is against the bowler running out the non-striker and Iceland Cricket has hilariously trolled him.
Ravi Ashwin stopped mid-way through his bowling action even as Aaron Finch went out of his crease on Monday and there were smiles all around. A lot was said ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the bowler running out the non-striker and Delhi Capitals (DC) coach Ricky Ponting was at the centrestage of it. He had cleared that he will have a hard conversation with Ashwin on the matter.
However, on Monday, during the match between DC and RCB, the off-spinner once again proved that the batsmen are taking undue advantage leaving the crease. He also gave final warning to all the batsmen in the tournament and stated that they shouldn’t blame him later on if they are dismissed in a controversial way. It remains to be seen what would be Ponting’s reaction if Ashwin ends running out the non-striker in the coming days of the IPL.
Meanwhile, official Twitter handle of Iceland Cricket which is known to come up with funny tweets and this time around, they have taken a hilarious dig at Ricky Ponting who is against the bowler running out the non-striker. They posted a picture of MS Dhoni stumping AB de Villiers and tweeted what the former Australian skipper’s statement in that case would be.
“This is so unsporting of MS Dhoni. He does it all the time. The batsman only came out of his crease by a short margin and he didn’t mean to. Dhoni should be giving the batsman a warning and then let him carry on batting.” — Ricky Ponting,” the tweet taking a dig at the DC coach read.
Here’s the tweet:
“This is so unsporting of MS Dhoni. He does it all the time. The batsman only came out of his crease by a short margin and he didn’t mean to. Dhoni should be giving the batsman a warning and then let him carry on batting.” — Ricky Ponting pic.twitter.com/fMBZ3tYPda
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) October 6, 2020
Is running out the non-striker within the laws of the game?
Ever since Ravi Ashwin has ran out Jos Buttler controversially in the last IPL season, the debate has been going on. While the Indian off-spinner has been firm on his stand, the rest have continued to debate stating that the dismissal is not within the spirit of the game. However, the discussion itself shouldn’t come into the picture when it is well within the laws of the game and Ashwin believes that the batsmen have no right to take an undue advantage.