Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin created a buzz among Indian cricket fans and invited various reactions on social media after bowling with a strange bowling action during a Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) match on Friday. Ashwin stunned the viewers by bowling with a strange half-roll action during the match while playing for Dindigul Dragons. The incident occurred during Dindigul Dragons vs Chepauk Super Gillies match in TNPL 2019 on Friday.
The opposition team Chepauk Super Gillies needed 17 runs off the final two balls when the right-handed spinner came up with the delivery with the strange action. The video of his delivery was shared on social media and netizens were stunned to watch it. Have a look at the video of Ashwin’s strange delivery below. R Ashwin Records Stuart Broad’s Crazy Celebrations With Nottinghamshire Teammates After Ben Stokes Gets ‘6 Runs’ From a Deflected Overthrow in ENG v NZ, CWC 2019 Final.
— Shrii (@4th_Umpire_) July 19, 2019
Cricket fans were quick to react on the incident. While some termed it as an illegal bowling action, others called it Ashwin’s unpredictable style of playing the game. Have a look at some of the tweets.
Wtf???.. is tht allowd?
— Tprasanna (@Tprasanna5) July 19, 2019
little bit of Ajantha Mendis 😂😂
— Bhau (@BrutalBhau) July 19, 2019
Dead Arm Action!
No actually there is nothing shady about that just too unpredictable , He is bowling with a dead arm action not bending it
— Nikhil (@NikhilRDey) July 19, 2019
Ye banda alag hi level ka hai. Mr. Unpredictable
— Rushank (@rushanksoni19) July 19, 2019
Illegal or not!
He will bowl all illegal bowling.. Ban him from cricket
— pradeep (@deeputrashers) July 19, 2019
This is not the first time that R Ashwin has stunned the cricket fans. During IPL 2019, the Indian bowler mankaded Jos Buttler in a match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. The England batsman was playing greatly in the match before Ashwin mankaded him at the non-striker’s end without a warning. Buttler was left fuming at his unexpected dismissal. Rajasthan Royals lost that match to Ashwin's team Kings XI Punjab.
The incident also invited huge criticisms for Ashwin, with many fans and cricketers slamming the Indian bowler for his act. However, some fans and critics took sides of Ashwin saying that the dismissal was within the rules of cricket. The incident also marked one of the biggest controversies in IPL 2019.