Rahul Mankad, son of renowned cricketer Vinoo Mankad, felt the use of the epithet ‘Mankaded’ exceedingly distasteful and believed it was a flagrant misuse of his father’s name. When an on-field incident of a bowler running out a non-striker backing up unfairly occurred.
Rahul Mankad was not in a position to rejoice when the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) declaration. They declared that it should no longer be viewed as an unfair form of dismissal.
Rahul Mankad’s response to the MCC’s decision
He told from a London hospital where he is recovering from heart difficulties that it is time they changed the laws. He said that he is just informing people that he had a heart attack on Friday. A stent had to be implanted in his heart. Then he fell into cardiac arrest the day before yesterday.
Tomorrow, there will be further surgery, Rahul Mankad, who has 47 first-class matches under his belt, stated.
He had been writing to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the MCC, urging them to change the law and approve the method of dismissal. The issue is that this manner of dismissal has become tainted by this spirit of the game nonsense. The game has shifted, and taking the moral high ground is no longer an option.
Fielders claim catches when the ball has plainly bounced in front of them, and batsmen don’t walk when they nick the ball. And this is legal and permissible; what more clarity they require, Rahul had stated previously.
MCC’s elimination of the stigma after ahead of Rahul Mankad’s response
The MCC removed the stigma connected to it on Wednesday (March 9). Law 41.16 (Running out the non-striker) has been changed from Law 41 (Unfair Play) to Law 38 (Runout).
The Law’s wording remains unchanged According to the MCC. The club’s spokesman went on to say, despite the MCC changing the emphasis of this Law such that the non-striker is responsible for staying in their ground until the ball is released.
This section remains one of the most contentious in the Laws of Cricket. This latest update takes things a step further by pushing this Law from unfair play to run out.
Sunil Gavaskar’s support for Rahul Mankad
Sunil Gavaskar showed support towards Rahul Mankad in his fight against the cricket establishment. He expressed optimism that the Indian legend’s name would not be tarnished as a result of the MCC decision.
He said hopefully, no one will call an Indian legend’s name a run out anymore.
Vinoo Mankad passed away in 1978 at the age of 61. Vinoo is considered one of the all-time great cricketers of India. He has 44 Tests (2109 runs and 162 wickets) in the 40s and 50s.