Australia pacer Mitchell Starc gave England’s Adil Rashid a warning for leaving the crease before he bowled the ball. He told him to get back in his crease instead of running him out at the non-striker’s end in the 49th over of England’s innings in the 3rd ODI.
As soon as the incident happened, R Ashwin started trending on Twitter. A Twitter user tagged Ashwin and told him to learn from Starc and play the game like this. Ever since Ashwin has mankaded Jos Buttler in IPL 2019, the India off-spinner is often dragged into the mankading discussion as if he has become the face of this method of dismissal.
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Gotta feel for Mitchell Starc, even after going for plenty he didn’t go for Mankading and gave a clear cut warning to Adil Rashid. ???? pic.twitter.com/yd8JeYHXJd
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 16, 2020
Ashwin reacted to the post and said he would come up with a response for him after a day. “I believe in fighting the good fight but wait till the day after and I will get back to you on this. I would like to give a day to myself”, he wrote.
I believe in fighting the good fight but wait till the day after and I will get back to you on this. I would like to give a day to myself.???? https://t.co/2LJufUNAnX
— Ashwin ???????? (@ashwinravi99) September 16, 2020
Talking about the match, Australia won the contest by 3 wickets and also secured the three-match series. Glenn Maxwell (108) and Alex Carey (104) saved Australia by putting up a 212-run partnership for the sixth wicket and chased down 303 runs.