‘Mankad’ Controversy: Shane Warne accuses Harsha Bhogle of “Bias”, backing “Your Own”

The cricket fraternity is divided over Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘Mankading’ Jos Buttler during the Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League (IPL) match.

Commentator Harsha Bhogle backed Ashwin’s decision to ‘Mankad’ Butler but it did not go well with the former Australia spinner Shane Warne as he accused Harsha Bhogle of “bias” and sticking up “for your own”.

On Monday night, Kings XI Punjab’s skipper Ravichandran Ashwin ‘mankaded’ Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler causing a massive blow on Rajasthan Royals in their chase of 185 runs.

Mankad is when the bowler brings his arm around and, instead of releasing the ball, runs out the non-striker by whipping off the bails. This type of dismissal is rare and usually, a warning is given to the batsman beforehand.

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