Official ICC App

Jos Buttler

Buttler's controversial ‘Mankad’ run out – best of the reaction

IPL news

Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler was furious when he was sent packing after Kings XI Punjab spinner Ravi Ashwin ran him out at the non-striker's end – a dismissal popularly called a 'Mankad' – in the Indian Premier League on Monday, 25 March.

The spin bowler noticed that the England wicket-keeper-batsman was advancing out of his crease before he had released the ball, so he stopped in his action and removed the bails before lodging an appeal. The review went upstairs before the third umpire confirmed Buttler's fate on the big screen.   

It was the second time Buttler had been dismissed in this fashion; Sri Lanka twirler Sachithra Senanayake run him out at the non-striker’s end in an One-Day International in 2014, with Alastair Cook accusing Sri Lanka of “crossing the line”.

Today's unfortunate dismissal wasn't the first time Buttler has been removed via a 'Mankad' run out
Today's unfortunate dismissal wasn't the first time Buttler has been removed via a 'Mankad' run out

There are, of course, stated rules about these things. The MCC's Fraser Stewart laid it all out quite clearly. 

But opinions interpreting the laws differently flooded into Twitter, with many players, ex-pros and commentators offering their views on the controversial run out. Here's a selection:

Main image credit: AFP

More News

Personalise your homepage with an ICC account

News, fixtures and updates tailored to your favourite team. Never miss a moment!