Ashwin and I are on similar web page: Ponting on operating out non-strikers


Dubai, September 8

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting says he’s on the “same page” as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin relating to operating out non-strikers for backing up too far earlier than a ball is delivered.

Ashwin, who was within the highlight final IPL after dismissing Jos Buttler throughout a Kings XI Punjab versus Rajasthan Royals encounter, did one thing that his present IPL coach did not endorse.

However, Ashwin and Ponting have had an open dialogue right here over the mode of dismissal and by the previous Australian captain’s personal admission, they’ve reached a standard floor.

“He (Ashwin) made me get on a podcast with him when I first arrived here to have a good open chat about it,” Ponting informed ‘Cricket.com.au’.

“I think we’re both on the same page. He feels he did everything in the rules and laws of the game and he’s absolutely right,” Ponting stated.

In reality, Ponting discovered logic in Ashwin’s rationale.

“He’s saying, ‘What if it is the final ball of the IPL, what if I’m bowling and the batting crew wants two runs to win and the non-striker is charging midway down the wicket? What do you anticipate me to do’?

“There’s an argument there as well, but as I told him, I would expect that he would hold on to the ball and not Mankad and tell the batsman to stay in his crease next time and see if he’s good enough to try and close the game out for us.”

The batting nice, nonetheless, made it clear that there was no place for “cheating” which is the case when non-strikers are inclined to again up too far.

“It shouldn’t get to that stage anyway, batsmen shouldn’t be cheating. That’s what batsmen are doing, batsmen are actually cheating by trying to steal a yard or two here or there. It’s something that needs to be addressed.”

Ponting reiterated the necessity for a run penalty for offenders.

“I think something has to happen with the laws of the game to make sure batsmen can’t cheat and there certainly shouldn’t be the … rule the way it is,” he stated.

“I feel in the event you herald some type of run penalty for the batsman in the event that they’re intentionally leaving their crease and pinching floor that is perhaps the best way to go about it.

“I’m positive these discussions are taking place in the meanwhile as a result of I do not suppose it is a good look on the sport.

“I think something is going to have to change,” Ponting signed off. PTI



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