Mankad was among the earliest bowlers to run a non-striker out. The incident dates back to 13 December 1947 during India's tour to Australia.
Spin legend Shane Warne and England ODI captain Eoin Morgan lashed out at the Ashwin.
Ashwin, who was slammed for disrespecting the game, also received support from various quarters, with one being from commentator Harsha Bhogle.
Punjab will take on Kolkata at the Eden Gardens.
The Dublin-born 30-year-old has never been far from controversy throughout his turbulent career.
Buttler was going strong at 69 off 43 balls and Rajasthan steady at 108-1 while chasing 185 but the dismissal proved to be a game-changer.
The two teams launched their campaigns for the season in style by winning their first encounter.
Gayle scored 79 off 47 balls and hit eight boundaries and four sixes in the process. Besides Gayle, young Sarfaraz Khan (46 not out off 29 balls) also played a good hand.
The dramatic run-out came at a stage when Rajasthan were going strong and Buttler was the reason behind it.
While making the schedule, the IPL operations team has ensured that no team plays their home matches at the alternate venues as the general elections will be held in seven phases from April 12 to…
The video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
Pant struck seven towering sixes and as many fours at a Wankhede Stadium that was made to look like a tiny ground left the Mumbai bowlers.
If seen the previous year's record, the Royals have had an upper hand against the Kings, having won 10 of the 17 matches played between the two teams.
David Warner launched one over the ropes only for it to crash into a cameraman but luckily he was unhurt.