WATCH: Controversy follows Ashwin's 'Mankad' run-out of Jos Buttler

Cape Town - Controversy reigned in the Indian Premier League on Monday when Ravichandran Ashwin of the Kings Punjab XI ran-out Jos Buttler of the Rajasthan Royals as he backed up at a crucial part in the run chase.

After Chris Gayle had blasted Kings XI Punjab to 184/4, Buttler was leading the Royals in pursuit of the total. While Buttler was backing up at the non-striker's end, Ashwin stopped in his delivery stride and whipped off the bails.

The decision was sent to the third umpire with Buttler found well out of his crease.

WATCH the incident below:

Twitter went into overdrive questioning Ashwin's decision to affect the "Mankad" run-out while others believed the bowler had done nothing wrong.

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