Ravi Ashwin explains Gautam Gambhir’s tweet questioning David Warner’s spirit of the game’
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has clarified Gautam Gambhir’s tweet where he questioned David Warner’s spirit of the game. Gautam Gambhir came heavily on Warner after he hit a six on the double bounce delivery of Mohammad Hafeez in the semifinal of the 20-20 World Cup. The incident occurred during the eighth over of the innings. The ball mistakenly slipped out of Hafeez’s hand and bounced twice before reaching Warner.
The southpaw saw an opportunity to score and swatted the ball for a six to deep mid-wicket. Gambhir didn’t like Warner’s on-field act and questioned the ‘pathetic’ display’ by the Australia opener.
Gambhir took to Twitter and termed this act as ‘shameful’. He also tagged India all-rounder Ravi Ashwin and asked for his views on the matter.
“What a pathetic display of the spirit of the game by Warner! #shameful what say @Ashwinravi99,” he wrote.
What an absolutely pathetic display of spirit of the game by Warner! #Shameful What say @ashwinravi99? pic.twitter.com/wVrssqOENW
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 11, 2021
,Gambhir’s tweet was not appreciated by many who thought Gambhir was wrong with his tweet. Even Australia journalist was not amused by Gambhir’s tweet. Responding to the journalist, Ashwin clarified that the former India player was being sarcastic. Notably, Ashwin was trolled after he mankad Jos Buttler in the IPL 2019. Ashwin explained that Gambhir meant that if Warner’s six-hitting was justified, then Ashwin’s mankad was also fine.
“His point is that if this is right , that was right. If that was wrong , this is wrong too. Fair assessment? @plalor,” wrote Ashwin
Speaking about the Pakistan vs Australia match, the latter cruised home to a comfortable victory by five wickets. Chasing a competitive target of 177, Warner laid a perfect platform by scoring a brisk 49. After a mini-collapse, Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis got together and took Australia home with one over to spare.
Australia will now face New Zealand in the final of the 20-20 World Cup on Sunday (November 14).