DUBAI, Aug 25: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says he has spoken to his IPL coach Ricky Ponting on the contentious issue of running out batsmen who back up too far at the non-striker�s end but will reveal the contents of the telephonic conversation only next week.
The issue became a talking point when Ponting, head coach of Ashwin�s team Delhi Capitals, said he would have a discussion with Ashwin on the controversial manner of getting a batsman out ahead of the IPL starting September 19 in the UAE.
Ashwin ran out England batsman Jos Buttler at the non-striker�s end last season when he backed up too far, drawing criticism for his act as many called it against the �spirit of the game.� While Ashwin has reached Dubai, Ponting is set to arrive next week and the two will talk in person before the Indian reveals what transpired between them.
�Ricky Ponting hasn�t yet reached (Dubai). After he comes, we will sit for a chat with him. He said he wants to have a conversation. We have already talked over the phone. It was a very interesting chat,� Ashwin said on his YouTube channel.
Ashwin said it�s better to have a face-to-face conversation since the message of the heavily-accented Australians can get lost in translation.
�What happens sometimes is Australians� messages in English get lost in translation and reach us with a different meaning. Even some of their jokes become news. That�s what it is and next week I will reveal a bit more about my conversation with Ricky.� � PTI