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Cheteshwar Pujara responds after Josh Hazlewood targets him for ‘Mankad’

Interestingly, Hazlewood along with fellow Australian seamer Pat Cummins voiced their disapproval of R Ashwin's 'Mankad' run out in IPL 2019.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: February 20, 2020 4:11:55 pm
Josh Hazlewood said that he would save it for Cheteshwar Pujara. (Source: AP)

Mankading remains a debatable and controversial dismissal in cricket. Once again it recently was hogged the limelight when Afghanistan U-19 bowler Noor Ahmad Lakanwal had mankaded Pakistan’s Mohammad Huraira in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.

While Mankad is a legitimate mode of dismissal, the majority in cricket fraternity consider it against the law of the gentlemen’s game.

Recently, during Cricket Australia awards Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood was asked about his thoughts on the same, to which he said in jest that he would save it for Cheteshwar Pujara when the Indian team visits Australia later this year.

Pujara then responded with his own tweet-

Interestingly, Hazlewood along with fellow Australian seamer Pat Cummins voiced their disapproval of R Ashwin’s ‘Mankad’ run out in IPL 2019, with Hazlewood calling for the controversial mode of dismissal to be struck out of cricket’s law book.

“I’m not happy with it at all. I don’t think it should be in the game, to be honest. Maybe if the batters really start to take advantage, then the umpire needs to step in,” Hazlewood had told ‘The Unplayable Podcast’

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