Ravichandran Ashwin and Eoin Morgan were involved in a verbal banter in the 41st match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, September 28. Meanwhile, Shane Warne has come up with his opinions on this matter.
Notably, Ravichandran Ashwin and the Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan were involved in a heated exchange after Ashwin was dismissed by Tim Southee in the last over of the first innings of the match.
The players of team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were already upset at Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin after they went for a second run off the last ball of the 19th over despite the ball deflecting off Rishabh Pant.
Meanwhile, Ashwin didn’t back down and was seen having a word with both Tim Southee and Eoin Morgan before Dinesh Karthik separated them. Notably, Ashwin had the last laugh as he managed to pick the wicket of Eoin Morgan in KKR’s inning.
It’s Pretty Simple – It’s Disgraceful – Shane Warne
The legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne termed this incident between Ashwin and Morgan ‘disgraceful’ and he opined that the KKR skipper was on the right side.
Shane Warne wrote, “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!!!!”
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
I Do Not Think Morgan Appreciates That – Dinesh Karthik
The KKR Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik who played the role of peacekeeper told that the KKR skipper doesn’t appreciate if a ball hits a batter and the players go for a run. Dinesh Karthik said:
“I do not think Morgan appreciates that he is someone when the ball hits the batter, he expects them not to run because of the spirit of cricket,” DK said after the match.
“It is a very grey area, a very interesting topic. I have my own opinion on it, but I can just say I am happy to play peacemaker.”
Notably, Two years ago, Ravichandran Ashwin was involved in a huge controversy when he mankaded Jos Buttler during the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL).