Ravichandran Ashwin’s mankading of Jos Buttler final Indian Premier League (IPL) throughout a Kings XI Punjab-Rajasthan Royals match had reopened the talk on spirit of the sport. However Ricky Ponting, the pinnacle coach of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, has mentioned he may have a dialog with Ashwin in regards to the controversial mode of dismissal forward of the upcoming season within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“I’ll be having a chat with him about [mankad], that’s the very first thing I’ll do,” Ponting was quoted as saying by The Grade Cricketer Podcast.

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“Clearly, he [Ashwin] wasn’t in our squad final yr, he’s one in every of our gamers that we tried to afford to usher in this yr. Look, he’s a terrific bowler, and he’s completed a fantastic job within the IPL for an extended time frame now, however I have to admit watching that final season, as quickly because it occurred and he did that, I really sat our boys down and mentioned ‘Look, I do know he’s completed it, there’ll be others across the match who’ll take into consideration doing this effectively however that’s not going to be the way in which that we play our cricket. We received’t be doing that’.”

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Ashwin, who was purchased by the Delhi Capitals on the IPL 2020 public sale, had defended his choice to expire Buttler, saying his ‘conscience was clear’. Nonetheless, Ponting is assured Ashwin will take the recommendation in his stride. 

“So, that’s going to be a dialog and that’s going to be a tough dialog I should have with him, however I’m fairly positive he’ll take it on the chin. I feel, even him, wanting again now, most likely he’d say it was inside the guidelines and he’s proper to do it, however this isn’t inside the spirit of the sport, not in the way in which I need, a minimum of with the Delhi Capitals anyway.”

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