Harshal Patel tried to mankad a batter at the non-striker’s end for gaining an unfair advantage by leaving the crease early during Lucknow Super Giants’ last ball win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023.
“Umpires discretion.. 6 penalty runs if obviously trying to gain an unfair advantage by leaving the crease early? Would stop batters doing it without all the controversy,” Stokes said in his tweet.
Stokes was replaying to Harsha Bhogle’s tweet.
“Bishnoi was leaving his crease early. Any silly people out there still saying you shouldn’t run the non-striker out?” wrote the renowned commentator.
Notably, several England cricketers in the past have been critical of mankading. R Ashwin and Deepti Sharma have faced criticism for using a mankading mode of dismissal against rivals in the past.