5 Instances When Cricketers Fought On Twitter

5 Instances When Cricketers Fought On Twitter

Michael Vaughan and Salman Butt Fight
Michael Vaughan and Salman Butt.
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Since cricket is a gentlemen’s game, there are only rare moments when we witness cricketers involving in a fight on-field. However, this situation is quite different off the field. Many cricketers and former cricketers are quite active on social media and there are many incidents of them getting involved in a war of words.

Sometimes, some cricketers also criticized by fans for their words during such fights. Sometimes, the players also blocked the other payer after engaging with them in an argument.

These fights are majorly related to their difference in opinions over a matter. In the past, many cricketers engaged in arguments that gave rise to a fight on social media. Some of these fights got ugly with players teasing each other. Here a take a look at five instances when cricketers engaged in fights on social media.

5 Instances When Cricketers Fought On Twitter

5. Ravichandran Ashwin And Herschelle Gibbs

Ravichandran Ashwin And Herschelle Gibbs
Ravichandran Ashwin And Herschelle Gibbs (Image Credit: Twitter)

In February 2018, Ravichandran Ashwin and Herschelle Gibbs were involved in a rude conversation on Twitter. The Indian spinner Ashwin has shared a promotional tweet of Nike shoes. Along with the video of the endorsement, Ashwin wrote, “Hey Guys! Just got my hands on the new NIKE React. It’s got a stunning design and the foam technology used makes it light and comfortable to use. Undoubtedly, the best running shoes I’ve stepped into, can’t wait to flaunt them”.

Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs tried to pull the legs of Ashwin by a notorious tweet. “Hopefully you will be able to run a bit faster now Ashwin,” Gibbs replied on the tweet.

However, this did not go well with Ashwin who taunted Gibbs over his spot-fixing event. “I wasn’t 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 replied. Later, Gibbs replied that Ashwin couldn’t even take a joke. The Indian spinner replied that his reply was also a joke and but everyone perceived it differently. Ashwin was criticized by fans for his rule reply to Gibbs.

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