Ravichandran Ashwin has been slammed by a plethora of England cricketers in aftermath of the mankading controversy that erupted during a game between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at Jaipur. Punjab skipper, Ashwin had mankaded Jos Buttler, who was in red-hot form and looked set to lead his team to a win. Buttler has been in great touch for his franchise. And against Punjab he started off from where he had left in the 2018 IPL.
Former English cricketer, Kevin Pietersen said Ashwin will be talked about for a long time for his controversial act. “I don’t see many talking favourably about what happened, leaving it up to him and leaving it up to the individual. He (Ashiwn) is always going to be liable with it now because it is such a big topic and it is going to be talked about for a long time,” Pietersen said on the Star Sports Select Dugout show.
The former England batsman, further added, “I’ll put it this way, I don’t want to be that player, that was talked about in that circumstances,” said the 38-year-old Pietersen.