Ever since Ravichandran Ashwin effected the ‘Mankad’ against Jos Buttler, the form of dismissal has gained pace as more and more bowlers have used this to come out on top of the batsman. Similarly, Dawlat Zadran after struggling to dismiss Noor Ali, ‘Mankaded’ the batsman in a desperate attempt.
We are indeed ushering into the new ‘normal’ of T20 cricket, with ‘Mankading’ becoming more common in the shortest format of the game. After the increasing debate that surrounded Ravichandran Ashwin’s choice of dismissing the Rajasthan Royals’ batsman, Jos Buttler, the form of dismissal has become more common.
In the clash between the Mis Ainak Knights and the Kabul Eagles in the 2020 edition of the Shpageeza Cricket League, the Knights got themselves off to a thrilling start with Mohammad Shahzad and Najeeb Tarakai, putting on a 26-run stand before the keeper headed back. However, on the back of Shahidullah’s whirlwind knock, 58 off 51, the Knights got themselves to a total of 163/6.
However, the threat of Noor Ali Zadran was immediate as the opening batsman teed off in his typical fashion. Even before realisation, the opener had raced off to 61 off 42 deliveries, as the Knights were playing catch-up to the Eagles. And then, there came the dismissal, which became the talking point of the encounter.
In the ongoing edition of the Shpageeza T20 League, the 32-year-old bowler from Khost, Dawlat Zadran ran the non-striker Noor, who was batting on 61. While he extensively appealed for the dismissal, Noor at the non-striker’s end was left terribly dejected as he walked a long walk back to the dressing room.
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Dawlat Zafran did Mankading in Afghanistan league today. Ashwin Anna influence 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/Gf1zq35qjq— Rahul (@Ittzz_Rahul) September 8, 2020
One of Ashwin's neighbour!
Mankading in Shpageeza league😂😂😂😂— BALAJI (@deep_extracover) September 8, 2020