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Trolled by Gibbs over running abilities, Ashwin replies with fixing jibe

Reacting sharply to the innocuous reply from the South African, Ashwin came out with a loaded tweet.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

and were on Monday involved in a spat, in which the off-spinner could not stop himself from taking a match-fixing jibe at the former South African batsman.

Promoting a shoe brand on twitter, Ashwin gushed about its comfort and ability to make running easy and how he "can't wait to flaunt them."

Replying to Ashwin, who is not among the fastest on the field in the current Indian set up, Gibbs jokingly tweeted: "Hopefully you will be able to run a bit faster now Ashwin."


Reacting sharply to the innocuous reply from the South African, Ashwin came out with a loaded tweet.

"Surely not as fast you did mate, unfortunately I wasnt as blessed as you were. But I was blessed with a wonderfully ethical mind not to fix games which put food on my plate," Ashwin tweeted.




Gibbs was fined and suspended by South Africa after admitting his role in a match-fixing scandal in 2001.

Caught off guard with not much to say, Gibbs graciously stated it was best to move on from the incident.


"Cant take a joke I see anyway moving swiftly on," the South African tweeted.

Realising he may have over-reacted, Ashwin went into damage control mode saying his reply was also a joke.

"I totally believed my reply was a joke too, but look how people and yourself perceived it. I am totally game for this sort of fun mate, we shall dine over this sometime," he tweeted.

First Published: Mon, February 19 2018. 17:28 IST
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