New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Delhi Capitals bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting wanted him to run out Aaron Finch at the non-striker’s end when he was caught short of the crease during Monday’s Indian Premier League 2020 game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

After the match, however, he had shared the moment on his twitter handle and said he should not be blamed if he runs anyone out in this manner in the future games.

“I tagged Ponting in the tweet. He said ‘he’s gone too far down, I myself wanted you to run him out’. He said he is talking to the ICC committee abut a run penalty. He’s trying hard to keep his promise,” Ashwin said on his Youtube channel.

Last year, Ashwin had sparked controversy after he ran out Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler in the same fashion. The spinner had faced criticism from fans and cricket fraternity alone for Mankading Buttler without giving him a warning. The dismissals is referred to as Mankading after former Indian cricketer Vinoo Makad.

 Delhi Capitals had confotably beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. The team is currently placed second on the points table -- behind Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians. The two teams have same points, but Delhi Capitals has played one match less.

Posted By: Lakshay Raja