IPL 2019: R Ashwin tries to 'mankad' Shikhar Dhawan, left-hander dances in response
During Dhawan's match-winning partnership with Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin tried to again change the course of the match by mankading Shikhar Dhawan.
Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin tried to repeat what he had done to Jos Buttler, on Shikhar Dhawan, but the Indian opening left-handed batsman was alert about Ashwin's intentions and responded by dancing on the next ball.
In a match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2019, Shikhar Dhawan was going great guns in the chase of Punjab's 164-run target. During Dhawan's match-winning partnership with Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin tried to again change the course of the match by mankading Shikhar Dhawan.
Ravichandran Ashwin had earlier headlined IPL 2019 by mankading Jos Buttler in a match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals when the English batsman was walloping Royals to a comfortable win.
The mankading act on Jos Buttler led to a collapse of the Rajasthan Royals batting order and eventually Kings XI Punjab pulled off an improbable win in the match.
Ravichandran Ashwin was panned by critics worldwide for his 'unethical' act and regarded Ashwin to have unsportsmanlike instincts.
But Ashwin seems to have not learned from his act and tried to repeat the deed on countryman Shikhar Dhawan. Here is how Twitter reacted to Ashwin and Dhawan's face-off:
Looks like Mankading is now the primary weapon for Ashwin, the proverbial stock ball... ð¤ Watch: Dhawan Mocks Ashwin With Bizarre Dance After 'Mankad' Warninghttps://t.co/uyuBC6c3io— NatT (@tnatraaj) April 21, 2019
Did Dhawan just troll Ashwin, the mankad god? #DCvKXIP— Ryuk (@dodginghumans) April 20, 2019
So, R Ashwin trying to 'Mankad' again. Interesting. This time his target is his India teammate Shikhar Dhawan. #IPL2019— Harit Joshi (@Haritjoshi) April 20, 2019
He didn't try to Mankad him there..he was just not ready which is fine..but yeah Ashwin is a weirdo and Dhawan's reaction was pure gold— Ishan (@hungover116) April 20, 2019
Didnt mankad dhawan. But did to butler. Inconsistent ashwin. Why not make it a habit ashwin.? #DCvsKXIP— Behroze Telang (@motherrr) April 20, 2019
Really can't believe Ashwin was going for the Mankad. Dhawan was well in.— Avantika (@avantikatikmany) April 20, 2019
Ashwin : Mankad karu?— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 20, 2019
Dhawan : pic.twitter.com/FmsAecJcBG
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