IPL 2020: Ashwin has ‘very interesting chat’ with Delhi Capitals coach Ponting after Mankad comments

First Published 25, Aug 2020, 12:19 PM

Dubai: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said he has had a “very interesting chat” with Delhi Capitals’ (DC) coach Ricky Ponting after the row over the former Australian captain’s comments on Mankading ahead of IPL 2020.

<p>With Ashwin set to play for Delhi this year after moving from Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Ponting had warned the bowler about Mankading.</p>

With Ashwin set to play for Delhi this year after moving from Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Ponting had warned the bowler about Mankading.

<p>In the last IPL, Ashwin was dragged into controversy after he Mankaded Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) batsman Jos Buttler.</p>

In the last IPL, Ashwin was dragged into controversy after he Mankaded Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) batsman Jos Buttler.

<p>Ashwin was well within the rules to Mankad (run out) Buttler who left his crease before the spinner delivered the ball.</p>

Ashwin was well within the rules to Mankad (run out) Buttler who left his crease before the spinner delivered the ball.

<p>Many criticised the Tamil Nadu bowler for not playing the spirit of the game.</p>

Many criticised the Tamil Nadu bowler for not playing the spirit of the game.

<p>Recently, Ponting said he won’t allow Ashwin to Mankad any batsman in IPL 2020. For this, the Australian legend was heavily criticised.</p>

Recently, Ponting said he won’t allow Ashwin to Mankad any batsman in IPL 2020. For this, the Australian legend was heavily criticised.

<p>Now, Ashwin has said he spoke to Ponting and added Australians’ messages in English get lost in translation.</p>

Now, Ashwin has said he spoke to Ponting and added Australians’ messages in English get lost in translation.

<p>“Ricky Ponting hasn’t yet reached (Dubai). After he comes, we will sit for a chat with him. He said he wants to have a conversation. We have already spoken over the phone. It was a very interesting chat,” Ashwin said on the first episode of his new show ‘Hello Dubaiaah?’ on <em>YouTube</em>.</p>

“Ricky Ponting hasn’t yet reached (Dubai). After he comes, we will sit for a chat with him. He said he wants to have a conversation. We have already spoken over the phone. It was a very interesting chat,” Ashwin said on the first episode of his new show ‘Hello Dubaiaah?’ on YouTube.

<p>“What happens sometimes is Australians’ messages in English get lost in translation and reach us with a different meaning. Even some of their jokes become news. That’s what it is and next week I will reveal a bit more about my conversation with Ricky,” he said.</p>

“What happens sometimes is Australians’ messages in English get lost in translation and reach us with a different meaning. Even some of their jokes become news. That’s what it is and next week I will reveal a bit more about my conversation with Ricky,” he said.

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