Jos Buttler is currently in Pakistan as England are playing the seven-match T20I series against the men in Green. However, he did not play a single match still in the series due to his calf injury. However, on 24 September, India Women won the series against England Women at the Lord’s.
But, in that match, Deepti Sharma ran out Charlotte Dean at the non-striker end. Hence, the ‘Mankad’ incident became the talk of the town. Fans and players shared their views on social media platforms. Now, the English skipper of the white-ball format shared his views on the ‘Mankad’ dismissals in international cricket.
“No one wants to see (Mankad dismissals) in the game” – Jos Buttler
While talking to TalkSport, Buttler said that he would call a player back if he got run out at the non-striker end. Jos Buttler said: “No, I am calling the batsman back. No one wants to see (Mankad dismissals) in the game because they always create such a talking point when it should be about the battle between bat and ball and watching great games of cricket. They always seem to happen at unsavoury times.”
He also accepted that there’s a need for such a rule to not let non-strikers’ take undue advantage by starting a little ahead of the crease. “I understand you have to have the rule there so people can’t just gain an unfair advantage, but they should re-word it because the way the law is written gives a lot of grey areas with the ‘expected to bowl’ part, so maybe if they just tightened that up,” Jos Buttler concluded.
Speaking of the ongoing series with Pakistan, England are now trailing by a 3-2 margin after they lost the fifth T20I. In that match, Pakistan scored 145 runs only in 19 overs. But, England managed only 139 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs. Hence, England will look to bounce back in the series with two more matches to go in Lahore.