I had interesting chat with Ponting, will reveal contents next week: Ashwin


PTI, Aug 25, 2020, 10:54 AM IST

Dubai: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says he has spoken to his IPL coach Ricky Ponting on the contentious issue of running out batsmen who back up too far at the non-striker’s end but will reveal the contents of the telephonic conversation only next week.

The issue became a talking point when Ponting, head coach of Ashwin”s team Delhi Capitals, said he would have a discussion with Ashwin on the controversial manner of getting a batsman out ahead of the IPL starting September 19 in the UAE.

Ashwin ran out England batsman Jos Buttler at the non-striker’s end last season when he backed up too far, drawing criticism for his act as many called it against the ”spirit of the game.” While Ashwin has reached Dubai, Ponting is set to arrive next week and the two will talk in person before the Indian reveals what transpired between them.

“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 talked over the phone. It was a very interesting chat,” Ashwin said on his YouTube channel.

Ashwin said it’s better to have a face-to-face conversation since the message of the heavily-accented Australians can get lost in translation.

“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.”

Ponting had said he will have a “hard conversation” with Ashwin and won’t allow him to repeat the act at Delhi Capitals since it was “not within the spirit of the game”.

On Monday, Ashwin on Monday suggested the introduction of a “free ball” for bowlers if non-strikers back up too far, sticking to his stand that there was nothing wrong with running such batsmen out.

“Make it a free ball for the bowler. If the batsmen get out of that ball, the batting team will be docked 5 runs. Free hit adds to the drama for a batter, let”s give a chance to the bowlers too,” Ashwin had tweeted.

When a twitter user asserted that the game is primarily for batsmen, Ashwin retorted, “Then take the run out on your chin and stay in!!!!”.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Huge blow for UK PM Boris Johnson as Rishi Sunak & Sajid Javid resign as ministers

Father-daughter duo creates history in IAF, flies Hawk sortie together in Karnataka

CM Bommai, Siddaramaiah trade charges over PSI recruitment scam

Vehicle from CM’s convoy hits another in south Mumbai

Heavy rains: Schools, colleges of DK, Udupi to remain close on Wed

1984 riots case: HC stays order granting bail to Sajjan Kumar, seeks response on SIT plea

Twitter challenges govt blocking order before Karnataka High Court


Related Articles More

We let the game slip away after dominating three days, says Bumrah

NTT DATA Sponsors 12-day coaching camp for the top 56 visually impaired cricketers of CABI

Your next big star might come from public ground: HC tells BCCI; asks it to provide basic facilities to budding cricketers

Faced ragging by seniors in sports hostel, claims Olympian Dutee Chand

Wimbledon wild-card entry steals set, not win, from Djokovic

MUST WATCH

Chandrashekhar guruji case : accused arrested

NEWS BULLETIN 05-07-2022

Heavy Rain : Huge Rock fall in road at madikeri

Land Slide Karnataka Kerala Road Close

Sarala vaastu fame Dr Chandrashekhar guruju killed in Hubballi


Latest Additions

Huge blow for UK PM Boris Johnson as Rishi Sunak & Sajid Javid resign as ministers

Father-daughter duo creates history in IAF, flies Hawk sortie together in Karnataka

CM Bommai, Siddaramaiah trade charges over PSI recruitment scam

Vehicle from CM’s convoy hits another in south Mumbai

Heavy rains: Schools, colleges of DK, Udupi to remain close on Wed

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.