Twitter slams and called English Wicket Keeper Ben Foakes stumping is worse than Ashwin' Mankading
English Wicket Keeper Ben Foakes is facing severe criticism from Twitterati, Cricket Lovers and some Legendary Cricket personalities for his worse act than Ravichandran Ashwin' recent act of 'Mankading' in IPL 2019. After Ashwin had run out Jos Butler through 'Mankading', a severe backlash was witnessed from almost everyone as it is against the spirit of the game despite it is as per ICC laws.
Whatever Ashwin did pertaining to IPL which was nothing like domestic cricket trophy but here International cricketers also part of it. But Ben Foakes act is truly against the spirit of cricket. Many prominent personalities like Alan Wilkins and twitterati wanted ICC to take some good decision over Ben Foakes stumping, which wouldn't hurt the spirit of cricket.
Yesterday, in a one-off ODI match between England and Ireland, Ben Foakes played cleverly which was totally against the Spirit of the Cricket in the 25th Over. The Ireland right-hand batsman Andy Balbirnie was sent back by Foakes when he missed a sweep shot off the bowling of Joe Denly where the ball went straight into the hands of Foakes. The English Wicket Keeper held the ball, took his gloves near the stumps and waited for the batsman to lose balance and raise his foot in the air. Despite being comfortably inside the crease, Balbrine was stumped after he raised his foot a bit to create some balance and was given out by the third umpire.
Immediately, Twitterati started slamming Ben Foakes and the English Commentator who hailed it as smart work. And the Twitterati also questioned the biased nature of English men for not heard out their opinion like how they unanimously hits out at Ashwin when Butler was run out through mankading.
If the @ICC wishes to maintain its "Spirit of Cricket" as part of the modern game, then the Ben Foakes 'stumping' in Malahide today should not be endorsed as "within the Spirit of the Game." #IREvENG @ECB_cricket— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) May 3, 2019
Ben Foakes stumping was a disgrace - much bigger than Ashwin's actions. Here there was a willing actor waiting for batsman to lift his leg much after the actual transaction of the ball got over. Reminds me of Alec stewart's antics. Surprised with the pindrop silence from pundits— Sheel Majumdar (@SheelMajumdar) May 3, 2019
Ben Foakes stumping was no worse than a Mankad.— Tom-oh-no (@thom_dorke) May 3, 2019
Foakes showing with the bat and gloves what a smart cricketer he is pic.twitter.com/Cd03GalOVD— Alex Chapman (@AlexChapmanNZ) May 3, 2019
Heres stumping pics Poms saying its smart glove work not against spirit of the game this time .why this double standards for ur own country players. I hope @jimmy9 will shred ben foakes pic to show his displeasure and @Colly622 will tweet about mother cricket and karma????#ENGvIRE pic.twitter.com/D3j4tGstW7— Karan.Gill (@KaranGill79) May 4, 2019