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Rahul Mankad writes an email to BCCI, objecting to the use of ‘Mankading’

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Rahul Mankad does not want BCCI to use the term ‘Mankading’ because he finds it disrespectful. Outings that are affected by bowlers when the non-forward backs up too far are popularly and unofficially known as ‘Mankading’.

The term came into being when legendary Indian off-roader Vinoo Mankad expelled Australian Bill Brown for backtracking too far during the 1948 tour from India to Australia. Since then, this form of dismissal has been commonly referred to as mankad-ing. However, the only surviving son of the late SUV, Rahul Mankad, is not amused by the fact.

Rahul Mankad. (Photo source: Twitter)

Rahul Mankad writes to the BCCI to resolve the Mankading position as he considers it disrespectful and unpaid

Rahul Mankad does not want the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) to use the term ‘Mankading’ because he finds it disrespectful. The official BCCI Twitter page referred to the completion as ‘Mankading’ during the U19 women’s semi-final match between Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Disappointed by the same thing, Rahul Mankad wrote an email to the president of the BCCI. Sourav Ganguly, asking you to avoid using the term.

“I am writing this email with a request to resolve the unjustified and disrespectful situation that appeared in a post on the BCCI website,” Mankad wrote in an email on October 18.

Secretary Jay Shah and CEO Hemang Amin were also flagged in the email.

Sourav Ganguly.  (Photo source: Twitter)
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo source: Twitter)

Vinoo Mankad was best known for his record-breaking 413-race opening partnership with Pankaj Roy in 1956, which lasted for 52 years. He scored 2109 runs in 44 tests with an average of 31.47, and scored 5 tons, the highest being 231. He also took 162 wickets, with an average of 32.32, the best being 8/52.

Rahul Mankad has yet to receive a response from BCCI

Meanwhile, Rahul Mankad also confirmed that he had not received any response from the Indian cricket board. Also, that post has yet to be removed.

“It is an overly enthusiastic and misinformed post and perhaps a misplaced attempt at humor, but the fact that it has not been withdrawn is cause for concern, in my opinion. I urge you to take immediate action and remove the offending post immediately, ”he had written further.

Jos Buttler was furious with the referee’s decision after being mankaded by R Ashwin (BCCI Photo)

Rahul Mankad also pointed to the fact that the ICC has stopped using the term “unfortunate” and refers to the controversial form of dismissal as a way out.

“Vinoo Mankad was a great Indian cricketer, and his stature as a player and person is unquestionable, you will agree. I strongly believe that BCCI should come out and endorse the evil associated with the eponymous firing and label it as it is correct and under the Laws of Cricket labeled “RUN OUT,” Mankad wrote.

“As you know, the ICC has dropped the unfortunate term that refers to my father and started calling him exhausted. It is right that the BCCI of all the organizations of the summit take the initiative and put an end to this issue, once and for all ”, he added.

Vinoo Mankad was an opening batsman and was also a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and reached his career best of 231 against New Zealand in 1956, in addition to setting a world-record 413-run partnership with Pankaj Roy.

Ravichandran Ashwin made headlines at IPL 2019 when ‘Mankaded’ by taking Jos Buttler out of the Rajasthan Royals at the no-forward end after the Rajasthan Royals batsman was found out of his crease even before Kings XI Punjab off tour. Ravichandran ashwin handed the ball over. Jos Buttler also took on Sri Lanka in a similar way in 2014 when Sachithra Senanayake did the same.

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