The veteran India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin once again gave his honest opinion on running out the non-striker which grabbed the limelight whenever a bowler executed it. Ashwin has never minced his words while supporting non-striker’s run-out as it is legal according to the laws of cricket. He executed one in IPL 2019 against Jos Buttler. Meanwhile, several cricketers around the world have criticized the dismissal and referred to it as against the spirit of the game.
Some have also claimed that they won’t do it even in the crucial situation of the game. Ahead of India’s last Super 12 game against Zimbabwe, Ravichandran Ashwin was once again asked about his opinion on it and without making much fuss about it, he gave a very clever answer.
During the pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Zimbabwe, Ravichandran Ashwin said, “Honestly, I also wouldn’t like to get out like that, just because I don’t like it’s not like I can’t get out like that. I don’t like being nicked off bowled, run out, lbw or anyway, likewise, I also wouldn’t like to get run out at the non-striker’s end. Because it’s a form of dismissal and it’s pretty legal and I don’t see any problem with it.”
He further added, “There are a lot of arguments around it Like anything else in this world when something’s happened new, you’re gonna have people with contradicting thoughts. Whether you want to do it or don’t want to do it is absolutely fine.”
R Ashwin was happy to know that some of the cricketers or teams have claimed that they will not do it as the veteran spinner said that he will take it as an advantage for himself.
Ravichandran Ashwin opined, “It’s good to know that they won’t do it because you can run at the last minute and you can wait. So, it’s good if people are gonna come out and say that they won’t do it, as a cricketer, I’ll use that as an advantage for myself. “