Madan Lal recalled how West Indian Courtney Walsh abided by the 'Spirit of the Game' by not 'Mankading' Pakistani player Saleem Jaffar even after warning him thrice during a World Cup knock-out clash in Lahore, way back in 1987.
Cricket lawmaking body MCC, in their original statement on the controversial 'Mankading' episode, had said that it is imperative the batsman remains in the crease as the ball is being bowled. But now, the body says R Ashwin's actions were not within 'spirit of the game'.
R Ashwin's controversial run out of Jos Buttler has drawn polarised responses. Buttler was driving Rajasthan Royals' chase and after his dismissal, his team lost their way and ended being beaten by 14 runs.