When West Indies' Keemo Paul effected a mankad to claim the last Zimbabwe Under-19 wicket, it divided cricketing opinion. Many current and former players took to Twitter to condemn the act.
Disgraceful behaviour in the U19CWC. WI's should be embarrassed!!— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) February 2, 2016
Can't believe what I've just seen! Embarrassing! #CWCU19— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) February 2, 2016
Right or wrong, just a sad way to end a good game especially with so much on the line #winatallcosts????— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) February 2, 2016
@richardgibson74 disgraceful!!— James Anderson (@jimmy9) February 2, 2016
There were some voices of support for the mankading as well.
@mnkala21 The negligence has to stop at some point. The law is the law. Why should young cricketers feel bad for following the law ?— ian bishop (@irbishi) February 2, 2016
Why bring in a law that allows it and then say it's not in the spirit. Isn't it poor sportsmanship that he's stealing a run? #WIvZIM— Stuart Meaker (@SMeaker18) February 2, 2016
Smart play WIU19 keep pounding boys .— Tino95 (@tinobest) February 2, 2016
Amazed that the spirit of the game never comes up when batsmen hit the ball and stay on but does when a bowler mankads a batsman....— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 2, 2016