Rajasthan Royals were cruising towards the victory with Jos Buttler at the other end was in full flow before a controversial decision changed the game in Kings XI Punjab's favor.
In the 13th over of the innings, Ravichandran Ashwin was bowling with Buttler at the non-striker end. Ashwin then stopped before delivering the ball even as Buttler walked out of the crease, Ashwin without giving him any warning took the bails off and affect the dismissal. Buttler, not surprisingly, was furious as he was walking to the pavilion.
Twitter-verse put their opinion on the controversial decision and expressed their thoughts on the dismissal of Buttler.
In a sport where sledging opponents, bouncers aimed at hitting batsmen, not walking after nicking, claiming a grounded catch are all common occurrences.... a phrase like 'againt the spirit of the game' has no meaning.#mankad#ashwin#RRvKXIP
The more you see this the worse it looks .. @josbuttler is still in his crease as @ashwinravi99 is in his delivery position .. Warning or not this is very very Poor from the Skipper ... in time I think he will look back and regret this .. #IPlhttps://t.co/LcRI12x2EZ
The Laws state it’s OUT ... Still doesn’t mean I like it at all ... just think it’s a bad look for the game ... I would prefer a 1 warning rule then after that it’s a free for all ... only my opinion so don’t abuse please ... or you can if you want .. I am not arsed #OnOn#IPL
It’s within the laws of the game but Jos Butler should have been warned by Ashwin before that. Very Surprised ! Remember Ashwin doing the same in an international game where Sehwag withdrew the appeal.