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3rd Umpire should check on front foot: Dale Steyn
South Africa

3rd Umpire should check on front foot: Dale Steyn

The "mankading" incident became a talk of the town when it took place in the match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals when Ravichandran Ashwin got rid of Jos Butler at the non-striker's end. Many veterans called the incident as a disgrace to the game while others called it legal as according to the game rules.

South African premier fast bowler, Dale Steyn, also gave his suggestion about tackling with the mankading controversy. He said, "Why not get the 3rd umpire to check on the front foot for no balls if the umpire notices a batter leaving its ground prior to the delivery, then either a warning or 5-penalty runs should be issued"

Dale Steyn further highlighted that if these warnings still won't be enough to keep the non-striker in the crease until the ball is bowled, then the mankading will not create any worry or disgrace to the game.