In the last few hours, the word ‘Mankad Runout’ has become very viral. The controversy began in the match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals because of the ‘Mankad’ rule. Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin run out Rajasthan’s Jos Buttler by ‘Mankad Rule’. Then there was a debate started on social media. But Do you know, How the name ‘Mankind Run-Out’ be born.
It has been named after former India captain Vinoo Mankad’s name. The Indian team went on a tour of Australia in 1947. Mankad was bowling at that time. Australia’s Bill Brown was at the other end of the batting. While Mankad’s bowling, Brown had left the crease. At the time, Mankad was run out to Brown. Since then, the name ‘Mankad Run Out’ has been introduced in such a manner.
After run out to Brown, Mankad was started criticizing be others. But Australian captain Sir Donald Bradman supported of Mankad. Bradman said that “Unless the ball is bowled, the batsman should be in the crease, so what Mankad has done is not wrong.”
Kings XI Punjab captain R. Ashwin has recently been found in the vicinity of the controversy. Now, the IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla has also admitted that Ashwin was wrong. So, now the action taken by the Governing Council of the IPL, which is now on Ashwin, has the attention of all.
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said, “Before the IPL began, there was a meeting between the captain, the umpire and the match referee in Kolkata. In this meeting, it was stated that according to the ‘Mankad’ rules, none of the batsmen should be given out, because they were being labeled as defective, Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were also present in that meeting.”