After Rahul Dravid, South African great AB de Villiers has come out in support of Kings XI Punjab’s captain, Ravichandran Ashwin. Ravi Ashwin made the headlines when he mankaded English international and Rajasthan Royals’ opener, Jos Buttler at Jaipur. AB de Villiers, however, also expressed his sympathy for Jos Buttler.
“I felt sorry for Buttler because he wasn’t trying to steal a run, and Ashwin did nothing wrong because he was operating within the laws,” the Bangalore star wrote in his column for the Times of India.
“It’s still a grey area, and Law 41.16 needs to be clarified. Either running a batsman out at the non-striker’s end is legal or it isn’t — can somebody please decide,” he added.
Royal Challengers Bangalore started off their 2019 IPL campaign with a terrible loss against defending champions, Chennai Super Kings. Today, they will take on Mumbai Indians at their home ground.