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Shane Warne accuses Harsha Bhogle of 'bias' and slams him for backing his 'own' in Mankad controversy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 March 2019, 14:25 IST
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Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin executed an unexpected run-out against Rajasthan Royals’ opener Jos Buttler. The run-out sparked a lot of outrage amongst cricket fraternity and they were all giving their opinions on the controversial incident.

It all happened in the 13th over when Ashwin ‘mankaded’ Jos Buttler to inflict a massive blow on Rajasthan Royals. Buttler was on 43-ball 69 and was looking in good form to take his team to the finishing lines but his amazing innings was cut short by Ashwin.

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Voice of cricket Harsha Bhogle commented on the controversy saying, “My final point on this. Ashwin ran Buttler out. It went to the 3rd umpire who is on the ICC Elite panel. He looked at the replays & said the non-striker was out. He is the custodian of the laws & playing conditions. So irrespective of what Ashwin did, it was the umpire's decision.”

 

Shane Warne replied, “Harsha, if that had of been an international player you would have nailed him! Please do not be bias & stick up for your own. Any player in the game that does that to anyone is an embarrassment to the game & as captain it’s even more disgraceful! #spiritofthegame!”

 

Harsha replied to Warne, “Ah Warney, nothing to do with being Indian or otherwise. Have held this view for years, whether in a Ranji Trophy game or an U19 World Cup with the West Indies. The "spirit" of our game can be interpreted many ways but the laws we play by are always the same for everyone. Cheers.”

 

Kings XI Punjab went on to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 170 for nine in the chase to register a 14-run win at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. This was also the first time that KXIP won a match against Rajsthan at Sawai Mansingh.

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First published: 26 March 2019, 14:25 IST
 
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