Trent Boult on Mankading incident: We should play in the right spirit

first_img Ateet Sharma New DelhiMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 20:40 IST Trent Boult found the Mankading incident “pretty interesting” (@DelhiCapitals Photo)On a day when Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the guardian of laws of the game, revisited its stance on R Ashwin Mankading Jos Butler in an IPL game, New Zealand speedster Trent Boult indicated that the controversy could perhaps have been avoided in the first place.Boult, currently in India playing IPL for Delhi Capitals, found the entire incident “pretty interesting” given that the entire cricketing world is still talking about it, three days after the match got over at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium.”I think the IPL tournament in itself is so exciting. Amazing cricket being played, the ball sails everywhere. The best of the best are on show in the tournament. I think we should just play in the right spirit in a way. Yeah, I do not see too much need for anyone to be doing that. One of those things, I am sure we can put it behind us,” said the 29-year-old.Delhi started their campaign in the 12th edition of the tournament on a confident note after beating Mumbai in their own den at the Wankhede Stadium. However they failed to hold up their fort ‘Qila Kotla’ against Chennai in the next game, crashing to a six-wicket defeat on Tuesday. Up next are Kolkata Knight Knight Riders, the current table toppers.”Yeah, they are a quality side and have played quality cricket at the Eden Gardens. It will be a good challenge for us to play them in the conditions that we know well. But, I think the wicket here is on the slower side so it will be a lot different than what they are used to in Kolkata. We are looking forward to the challenge,” Boult said, throwing down the gauntlet at Dinesh Karthik’s team.advertisementThe team has had enough time to recover and ponder over its loss against Chennai in the last game though.”Yeah, we are in good spirits. We know we are playing some good cricket. Obviously, we weren’t our best against CSK the other night but we have taken a lot of confidence out of our performance at the Wankhede and looking forward to the next match,” said Boult.Also Read | IPL 2019: Andre Russell needs freedom to express himself, feels Robin UthappaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow IPL 2019Follow Trent BoultFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow R AshwinFollow MankadingFollow Jos Buttler Trent Boult on Mankading incident: We should play in the right spiritTrent Boult weighed in on R Ashwin Mankading Jos Buttler, saying that the Indian Premier League is in itself very exciting and the players should play the game in the right spirit.advertisementlast_img

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