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T20 World Cup: Ravi Ashwin's Sportsman Spirit Questioned After Shan Masood Dropped Catch

By: Cricketnext Staff

Edited By: Saikat Ghosh

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Last Updated: October 23, 2022, 15:27 IST

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Ravi Ashwin grassed Shan Masood at MCG.

Ravi Ashwin grassed Shan Masood at MCG.

Later, the replays showed how Ashwin had grassed that catch. Not only that meant that his fielding skills came under criticism, but his sportsman spirit was also now under the radar.

India off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was trolled on social media moments after he dropped Shan Masood’s catch. The incident happened in the seventh over of the match when the left hander had pulled Mohammed Shami straight to Fine Leg. Being a slow mover, Ashwin reached the spot perhaps a fraction later before claiming to have completed the catch.

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Later, the replays showed how Ashwin had grassed that catch. Not only that meant that his fielding skills came under criticism, but his sportsman spirit was also now under the radar. Some of the users said Ashwin knew that he had dropped it and yet acted as if he knew nothing about it.

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first published:October 23, 2022, 14:40 IST
last updated:October 23, 2022, 15:27 IST
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