When R Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler in yesterday’s game at Jaipur, it created a stir. It divided the whole cricketing community. While some thought it was against the spirit of the game and should not have been done by Punjab’s skipper, there were others who were of the opinion that following the laws of the game can never be equated with breaking the spirit of the game.
Rajasthan Royals head coach, Paddy Upton opened up on the controversial run-out and said, “I think R Ashwin’s actions tonight speak for him and represent him. When I looked in the eyes of his team-mates, I’m not sure it represented his team-mates. We’ll leave it up to the IPL fans to decide if that’s the kind of thing they want to see, and we’ll leave it up to the cricket world to judge R Ashwin’s actions tonight. But for us, we certainly are here just to play cricket and entertain the fans and just be good role models for people who love the game.”