While Dasgupta is backing Ashwin, unlike many other former cricketer, the former Bengal player doesn’t want people calling the dismissal, ‘Manaking’, as it demonises the name of the legendary Indian allrounder Vinoo Mankad, who was the first player to affect a run-out at the non-striker’s end before delivering the ball. (READ: It was instinctive: Ashwin on mankading Buttler)

Mankad twice ran out Bill Brown at the bowler’s end during India’s tour of Australia in 1947. (ALSO READ: R Ashwin dupes Jos Buttler: Five times that ‘mankading’ made headlines)

Ashwin, the Punjab captain, became only the second player in the league’s history to run out a player who was backing up. It is considered to be against cricket’s spirit of fair play and Buttler, who scored 69 off 43 deliveries, walked dejectedly back to the pavilion after an argument with the India bowler.