Ashwin and Punjab inflicted a huge blow when the India international whipped off the bails in the 13th over of the Rajasthan run-chase that saw a furious Buttler depart for 69 that derailed the chase. @ AFP

Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘mankad’ dismissal of Jos Buttler during the RajasthanPunjab match of the Indian T20 League has split the cricket fraternity wide open. While the mankad debate has taken centre-stage, Kolkata Police has used the incident to create a campaign to spread awareness to the residents on violating of traffic rules.

The Kolkata Police clubbed the picture of Buttler’s dismissal along with a photo which showed a car crossing the line, with a statement which read, “Crease or road, you will regret, if you cross the line”. (ALSO READ: Questioning Ashwin’s character because he mankaded Buttler is totally wrong: Rahul Dravid)

Ashwin and Punjab inflicted a huge blow at Jaipur on Monday when the India international whipped off the bails in the 13th over of the Rajasthan run-chase that saw a furious Buttler depart for 69 that derailed the chase.

The England wicketkeeper-batsman smashed eight boundaries and two hits over the fence to notch up his fifty in just 29 balls.

This is not the first time however that Kolkata Police used an incident from the cricket field to create a traffic campaign. (ALSO READ: MCC weighs in on mankad debate after Ashwin-Buttler spat in T20 League match)

Earlier, after Cheteshwar Pujara scored his first Test century in Australia during the first Test at Adelaide in December 2018, the Kolkata Police combined his celebration picture with a picture of a person wearing seat belt while driving his car. Kolkata Police posted the picture on Twitter with the captain, “Defense should be like Pujara” written on it.