Ravichandran Ashwin, the Team India spinner, is an avid social media user and remains quite active on Twitter. He recently flaunted his funny side while responding to Sanjay Manjrekar’s remark on not including the former in the category of ‘all-time greats’.
A few days earlier, during a discussion between Australian cricketer Ian Chappell and Sanjay Manrekar on ESPN Cricinfo, the latter argued that he had a problem with Ashwin being included in the category of ‘all-time greats’.
His remark didn’t go down well with a lot of fans who lashed out at him in the comment section. The cricketer-turned-commentator came up with a further explanation on Twitter and went on to explain why he said that.
“All-time great’ is the highest praise and acknowledgement given to a cricketer. Cricketers like Don Bradman, Sobers, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Virat, etc are all-time greats in my book. With due respect, Ashwin is not quite there as an all-time great yet. #AllTimeGreatExplained,” Manjrekar had tweeted on Sunday.
‘All- time great’ is the highest praise & acknowledgement given to a cricketer. Cricketers like Don Bradman, Sobers, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Virat etc are all time greats in my book. With due respect, Ashwin not quite there as an all-time great yet. 🙏#AllTimeGreatExplained😉
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 6, 2021
Ravichandran Ashwin replies to Sanjay Manjrekar
Indian spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin has now come up with a response to his Tweet. He took Manjrekar’s words in a very light-hearted manner and posted a famous dialogue from a Tamil movie called ‘Anniyan’ or ‘ Aparachit’.
Apdi Solladha Da Chaari, Manasellam Valikirdhu,” his tweet read. When translated into English, the dialogue can be read as: “Don’t say things like that, it hurts.”
😂😂😂🤩🤩 https://t.co/PFJavMfdIE pic.twitter.com/RbWnO9wYti
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 7, 2021
Ravichandran Ashwin is currently regarded as arguably the best spinner in the longest format as far as Test Cricket is concerned. He is an integral part of India’s Test team. In 78 Tests, Ashwin has 409 wickets at an average of 24.69.
Besides, he has 30 five-wicket hauls and 10 ten-wicket hauls in the longest format. He is currently India’s fourth-highest wicket-taker in Test Cricket, behind Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, and Kapil Dev.