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Sehwag’s Tweet Leaves Netizens in Splits as MCC Makes ‘Mankading’ Legal

Sehwag’s Tweet Leaves Netizens in Splits as MCC Makes ‘Mankading’ Legal

Former India opener Virender Sehwag’s newest tweet has left followers on social media in splits. After the Marylebone Cricket Club, the guardians of cricket legal guidelines, on Tuesday modified the act of working out a non-striker for backing up too removed from unfair to run out standing, Sehwag took to Twitter and tagged Ravichandran Ashwin in a put up to congratulate the offspinner.

Running out of batters on the non-striker’s finish has sparked controversy previously. Ashwin got here below the highlight again in 2019 when he dismissed Jos Buttler throughout an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in the identical trend.

Indicating that, Sehwag took to micro-blogging web site and mentioned Ashwin will now have “full freedom” to plot run outs with the England wicketkeeper-batter.

“Congratulations @ashwinravi99, great week this one. First becoming second highest wicket taker in Tests for India, and now this. Ab full freedom (Now you have complete freedom) to plot such run-outs with Buttler. Ek karna zaroor (Be sure to do one),” Sehwag tweeted.

While Sehwag selected to have a look at the lighter facet of it, veteran England pacer Stuart Broad didn’t welcome the MCC’s modification within the legislation.

“So the Mankad is no longer unfair & is now a legitimate dismissal. Hasn’t it always been a legitimate dismissal & whether it is unfair is subjective? I think it is unfair & wouldn’t consider it, as IMO, dismissing a batter is about skill & the Mankad requires zero skill,” wrote Broad on Twitter.

Until now, ‘Mankading’ was handled as an unfair mode of dismissal nevertheless it has now been moved to Law 38, which issues run-outs. “Law 41.16 – working out the non-striker – has been moved from Law 41 (Unfair play) to Law 38 (Runout). The wording of the Law stays the identical,” said the MCC on Wednesday about the change to come into effect from October 1.

(With Agency Inputs)

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