Krunal Pandya did an impression of breaking the stumps with Mayank Agarwal, the non-striker, out of the crease before the ball the released.
The twelfth edition of Indian Premier League is in its full swing and has seen enough in the first week, from mesmerising performances to controversies also.
Another incident of "Mankading", which means a bowler running out a batsman before delivering the ball at the non-striker's end was about to happen but Mumbai's Krunal Pandya decided to spare Punjab's, Mayank Agarwal.
Krunal did an impression of breaking the stumps with Mayank Agarwal, the non-striker, out of the crease before the ball the released but eventually dealt leniently with the situation.
The incident happened during Punjab vs Mumbai match at the IS Bindra Stadium in the tenth over of Punjab's innings when Agarwal was playing at 19.
Mayank went on to score 43 runs off 21 balls and Punjab successful chased down the set target of 177 runs.
After the incident, the camera was immediately focused at Ravichandran Aswin, who ran out Rajasthan's Jos Buttler the same way without giving him any warning in their campaign opener.
The incident was legal, however, it triggered the spirit of game debate.
Buttler's dismissal changed the course of game and Punjab registered a win and earned two crucial points.
"Krunal Pandya doesn't go through with the delivery and Mayank Agarwal was not inside the crease. Was that pause to warn Agarwal?"@krunalpandya24 played it like a gentleman
And not like 💩 @ashwinravi99
Krunal could have been an opportunist to mankad Mayank Agarwal. It could have changed the complexion of the game. But he chose not to. That's how it's supposed to be. Hope you get it Mr. Ashwin. #KXIPvMI#IPL#IPL2019#DCvKKR
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