Ravichandran Ashwin mankads Jos Buttler during IPL 2019 game 4 between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur. Pic: @IPL/ Twitter
Ravichandran Ashwin mankads Jos Buttler during IPL 2019 game 4 between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur. Pic: @IPL/ Twitter

At Jaipur, it was a contest between Royals and Kings

But, it was the Mankading controversy that got wings.

Ashwin ran out Buttler who was way out of his crease

Not too soon will this debate over spirit of cricket cease.

Let’s not forget that Gayle was in great form

After all, for him, scoring big in IPL is like a norm.

Sarfaraz Khan scored a brisk 46

Even as Jofra Archer kept Kings batsmen in a fix.

Buttler gave Royals a rollicking start

Before Rahane’s wicket upset the applecart.

But, it was Jos’ wicket that turned the match.

As from victory did defeat the Royals snatch.

Samson and Smith kept the team in the game.

Before Sam Curran got his two wickets of fame.

Royals then completely lost their way

As Rahman and Rajpoot made hay.

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