‘The additional stride taken by the non-striker might be the end of your career.’The Marylebone Cricket Club announced a number of changes to the current rules of play earlier this month. One of the most significant changes was the transfer of non-striker running out from ‘Unfair Play’ to Law 38, which deals with ‘Run Out.’
Many bowlers, notably India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, have utilised the form of dismissal, sometimes known as ‘Mankad,’ although there has been significant resistance to the usage of dismissal, which is seen as unjust by many.
Following the introduction of dismissal in the ‘run out’ rule, Ashwin went into great depth on his own YouTube channel regarding the change. The “real unfair play,” according to the seasoned off-spinner, is non-strikers exiting the crease early.
“They noted the bowler’s attempt at a run-out at the non-end striker’s as an example of ‘unfair play.'” The genuine unfair play in this circumstance is the non-striker leaving the crease early, not the bowler running them out,” Ashwin stated.
“It was once known as a Mankad, after our Indian cricket great. However, it has recently been modified to run-out. They’ve de-stigmatized the notion by referring to it as “run-out legislation.” When the batsmen leave the crease at the non-end, striker’s the bowler was supposed to offer a warning.
“Now they’ve declared that what the non-striker is doing is merely incorrect, and that bowlers may really run them out if they try to leave the crease before the bowler delivers the ball.”
Ashwin, whose usage of the dismissal against Jos Buttler in the IPL 2019 gained widespread attention, also sent a message for his ‘fellow bowlers,’ advising them to run the non-striker out without hesitation.
“Previously, bowlers felt awful about doing this, wondering how our team batters would react and what the cricketing world would say if we did it.” So, considering the repercussions, they decided not to drive them out.
“Please understand, my dear fellow bowlers. The additional stride taken by the non-striker might jeopardise your whole career. If the non-striker goes on strike as a result of that additional stride, he might hit a six.
The present striker, on the other hand, may have escaped. If you take a wicket, your career will progress, however if you are hit for a six, your career may suffer. As a result, the effect is enormous,” Ashwin said.
“In my perspective, bowlers should have no reservations about running the non-striker out.” The MCC is adamant about the non-striker not going an additional yard before the bowler delivers the ball. The allowance is being given to the bowler. This is how important that rule is.”