April 22, 2021

IPL 2020: ‘Working 2-Three yards down wicket is dishonest’ – Ricky Ponting agrees with R Ashwin’s concept of introducing run penalty – cricket

Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting on Wednesday mentioned that he agrees with R Ashwin’s viewpoint that if a participant on the non-striker’s finish stepped too many steps out of the crease, it may be considered as dishonest. Ponting’s remarks got here a couple of days after the talk over Mankading took the middle stage as soon as once more. The previous Australia captain, final month, on Grade Cricketer Podcast had mentioned that he could have a phrase with Ashwin on Mankading when he reaches UAE for the IPL.

Ponting spoke to Ashwin on the most recent episode of the off-spinner’s Youtube chat present ‘Whats up Dubaiahh’, and mentioned that attempting to sneak in a few runs by pinching a few yards is dishonest.

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“I get the place you’re coming from. If the batsman is dishonest and attempting to pinch a few yards, we’ve bought to discover a approach round to make the batsmen cease dishonest. I don’t need to see anybody run 2-Three yards down the wicket, as a result of that mainly is dishonest,” Ponting advised Ashwin. 

Ponting additionally backed Ashwin’s concept of introducing run penalty if a non-striker is seen stepping too far out of his crease earlier than the ball is bowled.

“I believe there ought to be some form of run penalty. Should you get to the highest of your bowling motion and cease, and it exhibits that the batsman is dishonest, I believe put a run penalty on him. And do it proper from the beginning as a result of that’ll cease him right away,” Ponting mentioned.

”Think about taking 10 runs off a staff complete since you’ve gone a yard out of your crease. These form of issues have to be checked out,” the 45-year-old added.

The 13th version of Indian Premier League kicks off from September 19th and Ponting’s Delhi Capitals will look to win their maiden title within the UAE.