Ravichandran Ashwin Schools Trolls Questioning His Record On Australian Pitches
Off-spinner R Ashwin had to remind trolls about his bowling stats after Australia beat India on Wednesday.
R Ashwin (AP Photo)
On Wednesday, Australia drew first blood after defeating India in the first Twenty20 international by four runs. When the D/L method came into play, the hosts got a boost of 15 runs and the target was revised to 174.
Glenn Maxwell's power hitting, Stoinis' all-round effort, and Adam Zampa's miserly spell helped Aussies overcome the stiff Indian challenge and Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik's heroic efforts couldn't save the day for Indians.
Despite India being on the losing side, the bowler in Ashwin saw a silver lining in the massive grounds in Australia, especially the Gabba, where hitting out of the park is no easy task for the batsmen.
Taking to his Twitter account, Ashwin wrote, “The boundary sizes in Australia Phew - is a delight for the bowlers.” The tweet, however, didn't go down too well with the Indian cricket fans who then questioned the spinner's bowling stats in Australia.
The boundary sizes in Australia😎phew--- is a delight for the bowlers. #AusvInd— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 21, 2018
This is when a fan suggested that the bowler would be getting belted for sixes had he been in the T20I squad in Australia.
Tum waha 6s khaate the— Ishan Mishra🇮🇳 (@ishan31396) November 21, 2018
Engaging in quick banter, Ashwin responded to the tweet with his bowling figures, when he was part of the T20I squad in 2016 playing in Australia.
“2 for 26, 1 for 27 and 1 for 37 in the 3-0 win last series. Thanks buddy," Ashwin wrote.
2 for 26, 1 for 27 and 1 for 37 in the 3-0 win last series. Thanks buddy— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 21, 2018
But it was far from over. Another Twitter user emerged and wrote to the bowler asking, “How many wickets in test vs Australia in Australia buddy?”
How many wickets in test vs Australia in Australia buddy?— Parikshit Korekar (@_imparikshit) November 21, 2018
Not one to stay quiet, the 32-year-old bolwer quickly reminded the troll about his records.
“I am the one whose got the records, please go and take a look. I can’t Google you and find you.”
I am the one whose got the records, please go and take a look. I can't Google you and find you.🙌— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 21, 2018
As for others, they backed the bowler for giving it back to the trolls.
Great reply, sometimes this is required. Too many keyboard warriors around these days— Reena 🇮🇳 ❤️ 🇮🇳 (@RinksB) November 21, 2018
Don't worry abt these ppl judging too early. Ravi bhai u r a legend Man of the series machine!✌️🙏— ajay khinchi (@ajay_khinchi) November 21, 2018
"Such a closely fought game, too bad it didn't go our way. This is going to be a cracking series," tweeted Ashwin as Aussies emerged victorious in the thriller.
Such a closely fought game, too bad it dint go our way. This is going to be a cracking series. #AusvsInd— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 21, 2018
India will meet Australia for the second T20I at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
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