Jos Buttler Refers R Ashwin as his Self-Isolation Partner

Published 03/26/2020, 10:12 AM EDT


The mankading incident between Jos Buttler and Ravichandran Ashwin received a lot of limelight in IPL 2019. 

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It became one of the most talked-about incidents in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain Ravichandran Ashwin mankaded the Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler when the later was all set to guide his team to a successful run chase. 

Though Ashwin was able to make his team win, this move was criticized heavily. This was a hot topic for many days among cricket fans. Buttler had made his disappointment quite evident on that day by going back to the pavilion in a sour down. 

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As the world is going through a lockdown period due to the coronavirus scare, Jos Buttler took a dig at that incident. 

While talking to a leading news portal, Buttler was asked who he would like to be self-isolated with. On this, he answered, “Ravi Ashwin probably. It’s actually a year ago that I got Mankaded. I keep getting tweeted about it, saying ‘stay safe, don’t go outside’ with those pictures of me.”

Earlier in the day, Ashwin had also referred to that incident to aware people of the importance of social distancing and self-isolation. 

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Jos Buttler on IPL 2020 

BCCI has suspended the IPL 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic till April 15. Owing to the present scenario, the chances of BCCI organizing the tournament this year looks grim. 

However, the England batsman is hoping for at least a shortened IPL this year. 

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He said, “No news at the moment. We saw, initially, that it was going to be postponed. It’s very hard to see this changing in the immediate future, so I don’t see that as a possibility at the moment. Obviously, it’s such a massive tournament for world cricket, so hopefully, some of it can go ahead — perhaps a shortened tournament.”

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