Ashwin reacts to controversy over Yuvi’s tweet
The pink-ball Test match between India and England didn’t last long as it ended within 2 days itself. While the fans expected the match would go on till the final day, there was an element of surprise from both teams. In the end, Team India won the game and took a 2-1 lead in the high-profile series.
England scored 112 in the first innings with the help of Zak Crawley’s half-century. On the other hand, Axar Patel was the best bowler for India as he took 6 wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets in the first innings.
In the process, the veteran spinner went on to become the fastest Indian and second fastest cricketer to take 400 wickets in Test cricket. He accomplished the feat in 77 innings. Meanwhile, former cricketers took Twitter to praise Ravi Ashwin for his fantastic cricketer.
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh had posted a cryptic tweet, in what felt like it was a dig at Ravi Ashwin. However, the Tamil Nadu born cricketer. Yuvraj Singh’s tweet go well with the majority of the fans as they hit out at the 2011 World Cup hero for his tweet.
“Finished in 2 days Not sure if that’s good for test cricket! If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh would have bowled on these kinds of wickets, they would be sitting on a 1000 and 800? However, Congratulations to @akshar2026, what a spell! Congratulations @ashwinravi@99 @imishant,” Yuvi tweeted.
finished in 2 days Not sure if that’s good for test cricket !If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh bowled on these kind of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800 ??However congratulations to ?? @akshar2026 what a spell! congratulations @ashwinravi99 @ImIshant ?
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 25, 2021
After Yuvi’s post went viral, Ashwin posted 2 cryptic tweets which left the fans bewildered. Ashwin’s response perfectly like a sharp response to Yuvi’s post. However, in the latest development, Ashwin cleared the sound and said that he only wanted to chip in his point of view and there was indeed nothing more to it.
“you can’t think on your own” and here we will teach you how to think and also help you think the way we want you to think. After having played the game at this level for a decade, I can safely say that “As long as we are going to buy it, they will shove it down our throat”.
— Ashwin ?? (@ashwinravi99) February 26, 2021
Ravi Ashwin further added that in this present state of mind, the off-spinner didn’t find any issue with Yuvraj’s tweet and has the utmost respect for the champion.
“The reason behind my tweets was not regarding anyone in particular. When I read Yuvi paa’s tweet, I did not get affected, I did not find that tweet trying to tell us something. It just felt like a plain tweet. For me, the state of mind I am in right now, I did not find it wrong.
“I know Yuvi paa for a long time, I have the utmost respect for him. Some people amongst us tend to buy what people sell, I do not know the reason why certain people try to sell certain things, but it is clear it’s just a perception of what happens,” the 34-year-old was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.