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IPL 2019: Controversy erupts as Ashwin 'Mankads' Buttler; Warne, Vaughan, call it disgraceful

The dismissal quickly raised a fresh debate over the spirit of the game as R Ashwin didn't give Jos Buttler a prior warning.

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Jaipur Updated on: March 26, 2019 14:50 IST
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IPL 2019: Controversy erupts as Ashwin 'Mankads' Buttler; Vaughan, Morgan call it terrible

Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin stirred up a controversy in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League when he dismissed Rajasthan Royals' batsman Jos Buttler via a 'Mankad' run out on Monday, making the Englishman first to be dismissed in such a manner in the history of the league.

A desperate Ashwin did the unthinkable when he Mankaded Buttler in controversial circumstances in the 13th over with the batsman going strong at 69 off 43 balls. 

With Buttler going strong at 69 off 43 balls while chasing 185 runs, Ashwin Mankaded the Rajasthan Royals opener without giving him any warning.

As per the laws of the game, the third umpire declared Buttler out but such dismissal had always raised eyebrows as it is considered against the spirit of the game.

As expected Buttler seemed furious and had a heated exchange with Ashwin before leaving the field. 

The dismissal quickly raised a fresh debate over the spirit of the game as the off-spinner didn't give the Englishman a prior warning.

Many former and present cricketers offered their views on the controversial run out. Here are some of the tweets:

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