Michael Vaughan wants International Cricket Council to punish R Ashwin – Here's why!
Tempers flared at Wankhede stadium during fourth Test between India and England, where players from both the teams were seen exchanging words with each other.
Mumbai: Continuing their brilliant form in the traditional format in 2016, Indian cricket team thrashed England by an innings and 36 runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Virat Kohli and his go-to man, R Ashwin, once again made headlines with their superlative individual peformances at the Wankhede.
While players from the visiting team were busy crediting pitches and favourable conditions for India's good show, former England skipper Michael Vaughan came out with a different issue.
Vaughan took to his Twitter account to write, "I don't understand @ICC why @benstokes38 was done for dissent in Mohali but @ashwinravi99 gets away with it in Mumbai .. ??? Please explain."
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 13, 2016
Vaughan was referring to an incident where the English all-rounder received his second reprimand from the International Cricket Council (ICC) last month, which gave him two demerit points and halfway to being banned for a Test match or two One-Day Internationals.
Stokes, who had a run-in with India captain Virat Kohli on the first day of the third Test at Mohali, admitted to a Level One offence.
According to ICC, Stokes was found to have used "language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting", in breach of Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
Tempers flared at Wankhede as well, where players from both the teams were seen exchanging words with each other. It remains to be seen whether the ICC pays any heed to Vaughan's tweet.