Ben Stokes suggests 6 penalty runs if batters take unfair advantage to stop controversy surrounding Mankading

This isn't the first time the two notable figures in the cricket fraternity took to Twitter to share their contrasting views on run-out.


Ben Stokes suggests 6 penalty runs if batters take unfair advantage to stop controversy surrounding Mankading

Harsha Ghogle, Harshal Patel, Ben Stokes

KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by just one wicket. But during the penultimate ball of the last over, had RCB paceman Harshal Patel Mankaded Ravi Bishnoi at the non-striker’s end, the result of the match would have gone in RCB’s favor. Patel’s attempt only triggered the famous debate over run-out.

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Patel missed the chance at first to run out Bisnoi, then went outside the crease and from there he threw the balls onto the stumps to dislodge the bails. The umpire did not gave it a dismissal. And on the last ball, wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik failed while attempting the catch as LSG pulled off a nervy win after all the drama.

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After the match, renowned sports commentator Harsha Bhogle asked if anyone still finds Mankading wrong: “Bishnoi was leaving his crease early. Any silly people out there still saying you shouldn’t run the non-striker out?” Bhogle wrote.

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Then the CSK all-rounder Ben Stokes replied to Bhogle’s tweet by suggesting six penalty runs if a batsman leaves the crease early. He wrote: “Thought’s Harsha? Umpires discretion.. 6 penalty runs if obviously trying to gain unfair advantage by leaving crease early? Would stop batters doing it without all the controversy.”

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Ben Stokes had engaged in debate with Harsha Bhogle over Deepti Sharma’s run out of Charlie Dean

Ben Stokes suggests 6 penalty runs if batters take unfair advantage to stop controversy surrounding Mankading
Ben Stokes, Harsha Bhogle

This isn’t the first time the two notable figures in the cricket fraternity took to Twitter to share their contrasting views on run-out. Last year, when India Women all-rounder Deepti Sharma Mankaded England’s Charlie Dean during the third ODI, the incident triggered a Spirit of Cricket debate.

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Bhogle had said, “It’s a cultural thing.” And he went on to give an acid remark on how the English thought it was wrong to do and because they ruled over a large part of the cricket world, they told everyone it was wrong. He concluded with: “The colonial domination was so powerful that few questioned it.”

The English white-ball skipper lashed out at the commentator by saying that it’s not a cultural thing. He cited his own example about how the overthrow and England winning the 2019 World Cup made him a target of horrible criticisms from the Indian fans.

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