Delhi Capitals faced Rajasthan Royals yesterday, it was also a battle between Ashwin and Buttler. A year after the mankading incident of Jos Buttler, Ashwin won the battle but within the spirit of the game.
In the 2nd over of RR chase of 185, Buttler tried to smack Ashwin. Dhawan, who was fielding at square leg, timed his effort to perfection as he grabbed an excellent catch whilst moving to his right.
Ravichandran Ashwin faced a lot of backlash for mankading Jos Buttler at the non-striker’s end last year, even though it was completely within the rule book.
Given how Ashwin had mankaded Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler in IPL 2019, the pair facing each other has always intrigued fans. This battle again created a buzz on Twitter and fans were quick to send out hilarious tweets.
Look at some of the hilarious tweet :-
Delhi thrashed Rajasthan to top the points table
Delhi Capitals thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs to top the table. The decision to win the toss and chose to field didn’t go well for Steve Smith as the side were slumped to their fourth consecutive loss.
Despite losing four wickets in the first half of their innings, Capitals scored 184/8 in 20 overs on the back of their overseas duo in Marcus Stoinis (39) and Shimron Hetmyer (45) contributing in the middle-order.
Rajasthan in reply were all out for 138, with Rahul Tewatia (38) being the highest scorer for RR.