R Ashwin led his side to win in their first game of the season against Rajasthan Royals. Despite being on the winning side, he is under the pump for mankading Jos Buttler when the game was looking in favor of the home team following English’s batsman blistering knock.
However, his controversial dismissal changed the course of the match and Royals lost the game by 14 runs. During the 13th over of the second innings, Buttler moved out of the crease even before Ashwin had bowled. The off-spinner removed the bails and appealed to the umpire, which was referred to the third umpire. He declared Buttler out.
In the post-match conference, Ashwin clarified his actions. However, England’s women’s cricket team, opener Danielle Wyatt, has blasted the Indian spinner for his act. “Embarrassing!! He was still in the crease when he would have let go of the ball,” Wyatt wrote in her tweet.
??? embarrassing!! He was still in the crease when he would have let go of the ball ? https://t.co/GGP8swCFRv
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) March 26, 2019