Former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar is feeling "depressed" and "disappointed" over one of the laws of the game that has divided the cricketing community in last week or two. We are talking about the so-called "mankading" law, which has become a talking point ever since Ashwin used this form of dismissal to run-out Jos Buttler in the game against Rajasthan Royals.
However, Gavaskar doesn't have problems with the law itself rather the name of the law, which is after former Indian cricketer, Vinoo Mankad. Gavaskar finds the name of the law as disrespectful towards Vinoo Mankad.
“Just because over 70 years back a lazy foreign journalist called a run-out of Bill Brown the Australian non-striker for backing up out of his crease by Vinoo Mankad as being ‘Mankaded’ the term has stuck,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for The Times of India.
He added, “That Brown had been warned more than once by Mankad and still continued to transgress was overlooked and even after Sir Don Brahman found nothing wrong in Vinoo Mankad’s action the media called it Mankaded.”
“It really has been depressing and disappointing reading the Indian media over the last few days. The lack of respect shown to an Indian legend and referring the run-out by a bowler as ‘Mankad’ is indeed very sad,” he wrote.
India and Pakistan are neighbors. No, not the happy ones, of course. They keep fighting over things, which ranges from anything to almost everything. The cricket fans of both countries love trolling each other. It generally starts up with cricket and ends up on toilet and terrorist memes and sometimes even mock wars.
Now, a Pakistani journalist tried pinching the Indian fans by trolling the bowling standards of the Indian Premier League. It came after Andre Russell blew away Bangalore with a blast that left even the RCB and Indian skipper, Virat Kohli gasping for breath.
Pakistani journo tweeted, "Bowling standards in PSL are higher... check this comparison of bowling in IPL and PSL ... Andre Russell has hit 22 sixes in four IPL matches this year.. in 18 PSL matches across three seasons, his tally is just 9! The other factor may be ..... he hit sixes as per his FEE."
But even before Indians could be triggered with this tweet, an **ENGLISHMAN (just imagine) came to the rescue of IP