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Ashwin reveals reason behind argument between Kohli and Ponting


Indian right-arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin revealed the reason behind the heated argument that happened between Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting during the league game between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Ponting and Kohli involved in an argument

IPL 2020 came to an end with Mumbai Indians clinching their fifth title win. The tournament witnessed many precious moments, sleddings, special individual performances from youngsters, and many more. One such moment was the heated argument between Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting.

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During the last league game between both franchises, Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting were involved in a heated argument during a strategic timeout break. Recently Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin opened about the incident on his YouTube channel. The spinner said that the conversation was about him, who went back to the dressing room with some injury issues.

“I had a back problem when I ran. It was a terrible pain. They took MRI scans and it was traced to a nerve pull to the back. I went off after bowling. And you know Ricky, he won’t leave any fight. And when RCB questioned, he said we aren’t like that etc. Heat of moment,” Ashwin said.

Further in that video, Ravichandran Ashwin talked about the wicket of Virat Kohli, which he got for the first time in the league. He said he got only rare chances dismiss the Indian skipper in the league and finally that happened in that game,

“I have always loved bowling to Virat. He would never take chances against me. Would not give his wicket; it was a matter of pride for him. MS Dhoni also, is like that. In Pune, 2016, I set him up with a ball outside off and it went really high and just as I was thinking, ‘Aaha, kohli wicket’, Ankit Sharma let the ball slip through his hands at extra-cover! Ai! What have you done!,” he added.

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