Former Australia player Shane Warne has lashed out at Ravichandran Ashwin over the extra-run controversy during the match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Sharjah of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Tuesday.
However, towards the end of Delhi’s innings, a throw from a fielder hit Rishabh Pant and Ashwin called Pant for the second run, which left KKR skipper Eoin Morgan angry. After Ashwin’s dismissal on the next ball, Morgan, and Ashwin were involved in an ugly altercation as well.
While talking about the incident on Twitter, Shane Warne described Ashwin’s act as disgraceful and backed Morgan as well.
”The world shouldn’t be divided on this topic and Ashwin. It’s pretty simple – it’s disgraceful & should never happen. Why does Ashwin have to be that guy again ? I think @Eoin16 had every right to nail him!!!!” Shane Warne tweeted.
The world shouldn’t be divided on this topic and Ashwin. It’s pretty simple – it’s disgraceful & should never happen. Why does Ashwin have to be that guy again ? I think @Eoin16 had every right to nail him !!!! https://t.co/C2g5wYjeT6
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) September 29, 2021
However, it continued when the latter came out to bat. Ashwin dismissed the KKR skipper for a duck and gave him a send-off also.
“I am happy I played the peacemaker” – Dinesh Karthik on Ravichandran Ashwin-Eoin Morgan controversy
Meanwhile, while speaking about the incident between Ravichandran Ashwin and Eoin Morgan, KKR wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has admitted at a post-match virtual conference that the KKR captain didn’t appreciate that the Delhi Capitals batters taking an extra run off a ricochet.
Karthik explained: “Rahul Tripathi threw the ball, it hit Rishabh Pant and then it ricocheted off that. Then (Ravichandran) Ashwin called for it and they started to run. I don’t think (Eoin) Morgan appreciates that. He is somebody who, when the ball hits the batsman or the pad, expects them not to run in the spirit of cricket. It’s a very grey area and a very interesting topic. I have my own opinion on it but at the moment I’d just say I am happy I played peacemaker and things have come to a good standstill right now.”