WATCH: Hazlewood aims to get Pujara mankaded
Updated on: Feb 19, 2020 1:58 pm IST
Mankading is the one mode of dismissal that the batsmen doesn’t want to get out to. Though this mode is similar to that of getting run out at the non-striker’s end, this dismissal goes one step further and gives the rights to the bowler to run out the batsman even before delivering the ball.
Though this dismissal is not new to cricket as it first occurred in 1947, it hogged the limelight when it happened in the IPL where the whole world watches the tournament. The incident invloved Jos Buttler being mankaded by the Indian veteran off-spinner Ashwin.
Though this is a legitimate dismissal in the game of cricket, it received mixed comments from cricket experts around the world and some also questioned Ashwin’s game spirit regarding the same.
Josh Hazlewood targets the new Indian wall
The Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood during his recent interview in the annual cricket awards ceremony has said that he would use the mankad method to dismiss the Indian no:3 batsman and #7 batsman in the world cricket at the moment Cheteshwar Pujara later this year when the Aussies will host India for a 4 match test series in order to avenge the Indians and snatch the Border-Gavaskar trophy which is currently held by the Indians.
🗣 "I hope I don't find myself in that situation." – Meg Lanning
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A series to remember
Cheteshwar Pujara had a dream series when the Indians toured to Australia last year where India defeated the Australians in their own backyard to create history to take the series 2-1. One of the pillars for India in that series was that man Cheteshwar Pujara.
He aggregated 521 runs in 7 innings at an impressive average of 74.43 which included 3 centuries. He was such a pain to the Australian world class bowling trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. He refused to get out in that series and the Australian bowlers had no clue on how to get him out.
India will be touring Australia in December where they will face a full strength Australian side in their quest to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.