Ravi Ashwin reminds citizens of staying indoors: The Indian spinner took to social media platform Twitter to warn citizens regarding going out.
During the fourth match of the 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur, Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin ran out Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler by mankading him.
The legal but debatable dismissing invited opinions from across the globe including a Twitter debate between legendary spinner Shane Warne and illustrious commentator Harsha Bhogle.
England, who strongly oppose this mode of dismissal, supported Buttler who was seen not shaking hands with Ashwin after Kings XI registered a 14-run victory.
Ravi Ashwin reminds citizens of staying indoors
It is worth mentioning that the incident had happened exactly a year ago. The 33-year old spinner took to his social media platform Twitter account to take a sensible dig at the mode of dismissal.
Referring to the dismissal in his tweet, Ashwin laid emphasis on how Indians can stay safe by staying inside in times of a nationwide lockdown. Ashwin has also renamed his Twitter account as “lets stay indoors India”.
Hahaha, somebody sent me this and told me it’s exactly been 1 year since this run out happened.
As the nation goes into a lockdown, this is a good reminder to my citizens.
— lets stay indoors India 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) March 25, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
Ash Anna burning those Anti-Mankading gang to a next level 😂
— Manish (@IManish311) March 25, 2020
#21daylockdown related to 22 Yards!
When rule makers have set out guidelines & instructions, follow that, it’s in best interest of everyone involved in.
Don’t disrespect it, venture out & then say oh I went only one day only, to see my friend, not intended for this, that etc.
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) March 25, 2020
— Honest guy (@skc130596) March 25, 2020
Ashwin, who led Punjab for two seasons in IPL 2018 and 2019, will be seen representing Delhi Capitals in the upcoming season of the IPL.