New Delhi: Former Indian spinner and Railways captain Murali Kartik on Sunday found himself at the centre of a controversy when he 'Mankaded' Bengal batsman Sandipan Das leading to an ugly altercation with opposition coach Ashok Malhotra during a Ranji Trophy game here.
This is not the first time that Kartik has 'Mankaded' a player in a first-class game. He did the same playing for Surrey against Somerset last year, where he ran Alex Barrow out in the same fashion, which is widely believed to be a reason for the loss of his county contract.
The incident happened in the 80th over of the Bengal innings with their score at 120 for three. Sandipan, batting on 19, just backed up at non-striker's end as Kartik whipped off the bails and appealed for run-out which is also known as 'Mankading'. Umpire Milind Pathak referred to the TV umpire and Sandipan was given out.