Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan came up with a hilarious reaction after Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravi Ashwin issued a Mankad warning. The incident took place at the Feroz Shah Kotla during Delhi Capitals’ 13th over when Ashwin warned the left-hander for backing away. However, Dhawan decided to come up with a hilarious reaction post the warning. What Is Mankading? All About The Mankad Way Of Dismissal.
When Ashwin crossed the umpire for his next ball, Dhawan at the non-striker’s end started dancing and twisting albeit keeping his bat inside the crease. The left-handed batsman was clearly trying to distract Ashwin. After seeing Dhawan’s antics, the crowd erupted and were suddenly vocal. Kuldeep Yadav Breaks Down After Conceding 27 Runs to Moeen Ali in 16th Over of RCB vs KKR, IPL 2019 Match.
The incident reminded everyone of Ashwin’s mankading dismissal of Jos Buttler that caused the controversy earlier in the season during the Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals match. Since that mankading incident, the batsmen have become more careful now.
— Aamir Salati (@aamirsalati) April 20, 2019
Interestingly, just a day ago we witnessed how Virat Kohli showed his proactiveness to avoid being mankaded despite bowler not showing any interest. Also in the ongoing season, Krunal Pandya was seen issuing a Mankad warning to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni. Virat Kohli Shows Proactiveness in a Hilarious Way to Avoid Getting Makaded by Sunil Narine During KKR vs RCB IPL 2019 Match, Watch Video.
Meanwhile, against Kings XI Punjab, Dhawan scored his 35th IPL half-century. The left-hander was dismissed in the 14th over on an individual score of 56 runs from 41 balls. Dhawan smashed seven fours and a six during his stay. He also added valuable 92 runs for the second wicket with skipper Shreyas Iyer to help his side get near to the target.