Ravichandran Ashwin is one of those few cricketers who don’t hesitate in calling a spade a spade and we have seen in past that he stands firmly for what he feels is correct despite the fact that he had to face resistance from majority of people from the cricket fraternity. Recently, the former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir asked R Ashwin to give his opinion in regard to an incident which took place in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC CT20 World Cup 2021.
The match was played between Australia and Pakistan and the former emerged as the winner to secure its place in the finals which it will play against New Zealand. During the match, Pakistani bowler Mohammad Hafeez lost control of the ball and ball double bounced before reaching to the Aussie batter David Warner who went towards leg-side and hit a huge six on the delivery. The ball was declared a no-ball and David Warner got not only six runs but also a free hit.
Gautam Gambhir found this act of David Warner against the spirit of the game and he slammed the Aussie cricketer by tweeting, “What an absolutely pathetic display of spirit of the game by Warner! #Shameful What say @ashwinravi99?”
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 11, 2021
Soon an Australian journalist reacted on Gambhir’s tweet and wrote, “Bad take Gautam”.
It was noticed by R Ashwin and he gave a perfect reply to the journalist by tweeting, “His point is that if this is right, that was right. If that was wrong, this is wrong too. Fair assessment? @plalor”
His point is that if this is right , that was right. If that was wrong , this is wrong too. Fair assessment? @plalor
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) November 12, 2021
Gautam Gambhir also slammed the former Australian cricketer Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting for remaining silent on this incident. Gambhir states that Ricky Ponting speaks a lot about the spirit of the game but now he is not saying anything and Warne also talked big when Ashwin mankaded but now he is silent. The cricketer turned politician also trolled former Aussie players by saying that it is very easy to criticize other players but difficult to talk about own players.
Do you agree with Gautam Gambhir and R Ashwin? Let us know your opinion with regard to the whole episode.