Ravichandran Ashwin called a stop to the delivery just before it was bowled, which required Steve Smith to make a hasty return to his position within the crease.
Ravichandran Ashwin, a star spinner for India, halted in the middle of his delivery stride during the first hour of the third day of the test match in Delhi. This appeared to be a reminder to Steve Smith, the Australian batter, to remain within his crease. This caused Smith to have a moment of panic. Ashwin started his run-up to bowl to Marnus Labuschagne in the 15th over of the innings, but he stopped exactly when he was about to release the delivery. This occurred right before the end of the over.
Smith ran back inside his crease almost immediately and then proceeded to give Ashwin a thumbs-up sign as the bowler flashed a broad grin. Ashwin smiled broadly in response. Both Smith and Labuschagne were unable to keep a smile from breaking out on their faces. While watching what was going on, India’s Virat Kohli, who was stationed at first slip at the time, smiled in a way that suggested he was embarrassed.
The ‘Mankad’ is a slang term for the dismissal that was included in the ‘Run out’ section by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) the previous year. Ashwin has continued to be very vocal about his disapproval of the dismissal. Despite the fact that the use of the dismissal is still being debated in many countries, the Indian women’s team ran out non-striker Charlie Dean during an ODI match at Lord’s, which caused a lot of controversies.
The England batsman Jos Buttler was dismissed by the India spinner while playing in the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League. The dismissal was used in both competitions. Even though Buttler has remained a steadfast critic of the dismissal, both of them now share the same dressing room while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
Ashwin also made an important contribution with the bat in the second Test that is currently being played against Australia. He scored 32 runs, and he and Axar Patel put together an important 114-run stand (74).
“They are not of a lower ranking (batters). Let’s get that out in the open. In my opinion, Axar and Ash both have the potential to bat in the top six for a number of different teams competing in Test cricket around the world. Let’s just say that (India) has a very long top order, because that’s easier to say “During the press conference that took place after the day’s play was completed, the Australian spinner Lyon commented on the pair.
India was able to keep Australia’s lead in the first inning to just one run as a result of the work done by Axar and Ashwin.