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Ravichandran Ashwin took a sarcastic dig on Herschelle Gibbs over match fixing troller on Twitter

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 February 2018, 11:18 IST

On Monday, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs were involved in a Twitter spat which eventually turned horribly wrong.

It all began after Ravindrachand made a promotional tweet about a sports shoe brand Nike, calling them the 'best running shoe' to which Gibbs jokingly replied to his tweet saying that those shoes would help him run a bit faster.

 

However, Gibbs sarcastic comment didn't do well with the Indian spinner, a post which he made a veiled attack on former famous cricketer's infamous match-fixing saga in 2000, that he later deleted.

The Indian spinner swiftly responded to not so funny joke "Surely not as fast you did mate, unfortunately, I wasn't as blessed as you were. But I was blessed with a wonderfully ethical mind not to fix games which put food on my plate", Ashwin had replied.

 

Ashwin was referring 2001 Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal, Gibbs was fined and banned for six-month after admitting his role in the scandal.

Gibbs deftly moved away, saying, “Can’t take a joke I see”, but not before Ashwin’s reply had gone viral.

Ravichandran later took a move in order not to escalate the matter further and asked Gibbs for a dinner. "I totally believed my reply was a joke too, but look how people and yourself perceived it. I am totally game for this sort of fun mate, we shall dine over this sometime", Ashwin replied.

This Twitter spat between Indian spinner Ashwin and South African cricketer Gibbs received mixed responses from Twitterati.

Ravichandran later took a move in order not to escalate the matter further and asked Gibbs for a dinner. "I totally believed my reply was a joke too, but look how people and yourself perceived it. I am totally game for this sort of fun mate, we shall dine over this sometime", Ashwin replied.

This Twitter spat between Indian spinner Ashwin and South African cricketer Gibbs received mixed responses from Twitterati.

Seeing the matter escalate, Ashwin deleted the 'fixing' tweet and gave his reasons for doing so.

First published: 20 February 2018, 11:18 IST
 
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