IPL 2021, MI VS PBKS: This batsman started to run before Mohammad Shami could bowl, penalty demanded

On Friday, Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings came face-to-face for the 17th match of the league. In this match, Punjab prevailed over Mumbai Indians and grabbed a 9 wickets win. The match started with Mumbai batting first but the side lost two early wickets that hampered teams run total. However, there was an incident in this match, on which a lot of questions are being raised.

During the last over of Mumbai’s innings, non-striker Kieron Pollard was seen standing well outside the crease before Mohammad Shami threw the ball. The entire incident was captured on camera. After the incident, a round of debate has started again on mankading. Former Indian spinner and in IPL commentary panel Murali Karthik expressed displeasure over this and demanded stringent rules and penalty provisions to curb it. At the same time, many Twitter users have also found it wrong and said that contrary to the spirit of the game, penalty has to be imposed.

IPL 2021, MI VS PBKS: This batsman started to run before Mohammad Shami could bowl, penalty demanded

This is not the first time in this IPL season that a batsman at the non-striker side has walked out of the crease before the bowler could throw the ball. A similar incident was witnessed in the match played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan a few days ago. CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo came out of the crease before Rajasthan fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman could bowl. At that time the commentator Harsha Bhogle called his actions wrong and demanded strict rules to stop it. On Bravo’s action, fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad also expressed displeasure on Twitter.

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