Have moved on from Mankading incident: Rajasthan Royals pacer Jaydev Unadkat

first_imgHave moved on from Mankading incident: Rajasthan Royals pacer Jaydev UnadkatIndia Premier League 2019: Jaydev Unadkat said that Rajasthan Royals have moved on from the Mankading incident and the team haven’t discussed the incident since the end of the matchadvertisement Press Trust of India HyderabadMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 21:13 IST IPL 2019: R Ashwin Mankaded Jos Buttler in the Punjab’s match against Rajasthan (@ICC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJos Buttler became the first batsman to be Mankaded in the history of IPLJaydev Unadkat said Rajasthan Royals haven’t discussed the incident sinceUnadkat said they are focusing on their next match against Sunrisers HyderabadRajasthan Royals as a team has moved on from the Jos Buttler ‘Mankading’ incident and the focus will strictly be on winning their next IPL encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad here Friday, said seamer Jaydev Unadkat.A rampaging Buttler was ‘Mankaded’ by KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and the incident sparked off a wide-ranged reaction across cricket community with custodians of the game MCC doing a U-turn that the Indian did not adhere to ‘Spirit of Cricket’.Asked if the team was affected by ‘Mankading’ controversy, Unadkat said: “We haven’t even mentioned it once after that day. We have moved on from that incident. It’s time that we focus on the game coming up.”Every game is going to be crucial in a tournament like this. Mankading (controversy) has not really made any kind of impact on us and we are looking for what we can do to win the game tomorrow.”Buttler looked a cut above rest when it came to attacking the KXIP bowling and Unadkat said that the Englishman alone can’t win the franchise games as he would also require support from other batsmen.”It (Buttler’s form) actually adds to that confidence. If someone starts like that, people can take confidence and can learn from the way he has been approaching the game. He has been tremendous for us throughout the last season.”However, there need to be others, who can also contribute as Buttler alone can’t win you games. Yes, him being in prime form is an advantage for us.”advertisementThe 27-year-old Unadkat said that at this level, a player needs to have with hunger and passion inside him to step up the game as the unheralded bowling unit is getting a taste of it.”To step up the game, everyone does it individually. Captain, coaches are there. But at this level, you have to have it inside you. Even if we don’t have as much experience but we have the talent to go forward.”On a personal front, Unadkat was asked if he fancied his chance of making it to the World Cup squad.”It’s that time of my career where I want to really focus and enjoy playing each and every game that I get, contributing to the team’s cause. These five years will be my peak as a fast bowler and keep enjoying whatever I am getting to play. I would be happiest if I am selected but right now focus is on winning next game,” he signed off.Also Read | Player of Ashwin’s stature shouldn’t have done it: Madan Lal on MankadingAlso Read | Ashwin Mankading Buttler not in spirit of game: MCC after reviewing footageAlso Read | Once Mankaded by Kapil Dev, Peter Kirsten feels Ashwin’s action was below the beltAlso Read | When R Ashwin Mankaded Sri Lankan batsman in 2012, Sehwag and Sachin withdrew appealAlso Read | Embarrassing and disgraceful: Shane Warne rants about R Ashwin’s mankading in IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow RRFollow Jaydev UnadkatFollow MankadingFollow R AshwinFollow Jos Buttlerlast_img read more

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Football Ohio State lands commitment from 4star linebacker Cade Stover

Ohio State picked up the eighth commitment of its 2019 recruiting class on Sunday when outside linebacker Cade Stover announced his intention to join the Buckeyes via Twitter. A four-star recruit from Lexington, Ohio, Stover is the No. 8 outside linebacker in the nation and the fourth-best recruit from the state of Ohio, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Stover is one of three defensive players in Ohio State’s 2019 class, joining defensive end Noah Potter and safety Bryson Shaw, who flipped his commitment from Wisconsin on Jan. 27. Stover is also one of three Ohio natives in the 2019 class with both Potter and three-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby hailing from Mentor, Ohio. Stover is the second player in his class to commit to the Buckeyes in as many days. Shaw committed Saturday. Ohio State has a chance to land its third commitment of the weekend when five-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson chooses between Texas and Ohio State. The Buckeyes have landed five of their eight commitments in April. read more

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