Kieron Pollard gave a mankading warning to Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan during the 13th match of Indian Premier League. It happened in Chennai during the 10th over of Delhi Capitals as Mumbai Indians were bowling.
What’s the story?
Mumbai Indians winning toss decided to bat first. MI found it difficult to score runs against the Capitals bowlers. They could manage to score just137/9 in 20 overs as the skipper Rohit Sharma top-scored with 44 with three fours and as many as sixes. During the chase Kieron Pollard was bowling the 10th over of Delhi Capitals innings. When he ran in to deliver the second ball of the over, he was seen stopping without releasing the ball from his hand and pointing to Dhawan. He was showing Dhawan the crease and asking him to stay inside. This was a clear chance of mankading which Pollard decided to let go. Shikhar Dhawan went on to anchor the chase by scoring 45 off 42.
What is mankading?
The mankading is still one of the controversial issues in world cricket. The rule does not ask for a warning for the batsman. However, whenever a bowler has done this, questions have been raised over the spirit of the game. The rule says, “41.16 Non-striker leaving his ground early – If the non-striker is out of his ground at any time from the moment the ball comes into play until the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be Run out. In these circumstances, the non-striker will be out Run out if he is out of his ground when his wicket is put down by the bowler throwing the ball at the stumps or by the bowler’s hand holding the ball, whether or not the ball is subsequently delivered.”