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.
However, the Kolkata police used the mankading controversy in a creative way. The Kolkata police shared a picture of the incident with a picture of a car crossing the line to send a message to residents of the city. The message read, “Crease or road, if you cross it you’ll regret.”
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.
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.
Kings XI Punjab will play their second match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens today. Ashwin and his team will look to continue their win and so will Dinesh Karthik and his men. Both the teams won their first match against Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.