- Delhi Capitals lost their match against Kolkata Knight Riders
- DC’s bowler Ravichandran Ashwin and KKR’s skipper Eoin Morgan indulged in a heated altercation during the match
- Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne comments on the build-up
Delhi Capitals’ Ravichandran Ashwin and Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Eoin Morgan had an altercation and the incident have caught eyeballs all across the cricket fraternity. After former India opening batter Virender Sehwag poked fun at Morgan, citing the controversial ending of the 2019 World Cup final in which England won thanks to superior boundary count, legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne’s tweeted calling the verbal spat “disgraceful” went viral on the social media platforms.
In his tweet, the legendary spinner also said that Morgan “had every right to nail him” as the two players exchanged verbal volleys on the field on Tuesday.
Warne was clear in his stand against the Indian off-spinner who plays for DC in the IPL, as he wrote, “Why does Ashwin have to be that guy again?”
He also added, “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
On Tuesday evening, tempers flared and ego clashed after Ashwin tried to sneak in a run, off of an overthrow by Rahul Tripathi. The throw had ricocheted off Rishabh Pant who stood at the non-striker’s end.
When Ashwin tried to go for another run, KKR’s skipper Morgan was very unpleased by the off-spinner’s attitude and the two players ended up having a go at each other.
KKR’s former skipper Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana intervened to distance the two in the middle.
Later in the match, Ashwin dismissed Morgan for a second-ball duck and celebrated the wicket animatedly. However, KKR had the last laugh as they won the match not just by 3 wickets but also 10 balls to spare.
After the match ended, Dinesh Karthik revealed what all transpired what led to the incident which happened in the middle of the field the heated exchange between the two international stars.
“I know that Rahul Tripathi threw the ball and it hit Rishabh Pant and then it ricocheted of that and Ashwin started to run.
“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. 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 and the thing has come to a good standstill right now”.