Ashwin said on his YouTube channel, ‘Definitely run out by Shami, when Shanaka was on 98, Shami ran him out at the ‘non-striker’ end and appealed for it. Rohit withdrew that appeal. Soon after that so many people tweeted about it.
He said, I will always keep repeating the same thing. The state of the game doesn’t matter. This is a valid way of getting out. During the post-match press conference, Rohit said that he had withdrawn the appeal against Shanaka because the Sri Lankan captain was on 98. Shanaka later remained unbeaten on 108 as Sri Lanka lost the match by 67 runs.
Ashwin said, ‘If you appeal for LBW appeal or catch out behind the wicket, no one asks the captain whether he is sure about this appeal or not.’ He said, ‘If the bowler appeals, they will give him out and the matter is over. See if even one fielding appeals, it is the duty of the umpire to give the player out, if he is out.
Ashwin said, ‘That’s why it surprises me to see so much hesitation about getting him out in this way (Mankading). But the whole method of getting out depends on what the bowler does, isn’t it?
He said, ‘So the method of dismissal or appeal or decide, depends only on the bowler, isn’t it?’ Ashwin said, ‘In many matches a batsman touches the bat and without waiting for the umpire’s decision starts walking back to the pavilion.’
He said, ‘At that time, the captain of the batting team doesn’t come and ask, with whose permission did you leave the crease and walk towards the pavilion? Have you forgotten the team? Go back and keep playing, Ashwin said, ‘There have been so many different kinds of treatment for bowlers and batsmen over so many years.’
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