New Delhi: In the second phase of IPL 2021, a match was played between KKR and Delhi Capitals. During the batting of Delhi in this match, there was a heated argument between legendary spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin and KKR captain Eoin Morgan. There was a lot of ruckus about this matter and there was a lot of talk in the media. But now Ashwin himself has made a big disclosure on this controversy.
Big disclosure of R Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin has said that he was not aware that the ball had hit his captain Rishabh Pant’s body before taking an over throw in the match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. However, Ashwin says that it was his right to take runs in this story that happened in the 19th over. Due to this over throw, there was also an altercation between Team Saudi and Eoin Morgan from Kolkata’s camp and Ashwin of Delhi and Ashwin told that Morgan insulted him by calling him disgrace.
Ashwin did nothing wrong
There is no restriction in the rules of the game to take an over throw if the ball has spilled after hitting the batsman’s body, but batsmen generally refuse to take such runs. The interesting thing is that in such a situation, if the ball crosses the boundary line, then the umpire can do nothing except give the boundary. Ashwin gave details of the developments on Twitter and said that both Morgan and Saudi have no right to make speeches on it.
Ashwin wrote, 1. I ran only after the fielder threw and I did not know that the ball hit Rishabh’s body. 2. Even if I see it, will I run? Yes and it is my right. 3. Was it fair for Morgan to insult me by calling me disgrace? No way.
1. I turned to run the moment I saw the fielder throw and dint know the ball had hit Rishabh.
2. Will I run if I see it!?
Of course I will and I am allowed to.
3. Am I a disgrace like Morgan said I was?
Of course NOT.
— Mask up and take your vaccine(@ashwinravi99) September 30, 2021
Ashwin furious at Morgan
Ashwin also expressed his opinion on different parameters of the so-called spirit of the game, saying, in this game lakhs of young men and women try to improve their careers by playing in their own style. Teach them that stealing runs on one wrong throw can make you a career and standing out on the non-striker’s end can ruin your career. Don’t mislead them by saying that not taking runs in such situations or warning a player makes you a good person. These instructions are given by those who have fed from the game and have achieved success. You compete firmly on the field and shake hands when the match is over. That’s the definition of ‘spirit of the game’ to me.
Ashwin has been criticized in the past too
Ashwin has contributed to the polarization of thinking in the cricket world in the past by running out non-strikers outside the crease. This is also permissible according to the laws of cricket but is generally not visible. In 2011, the ICC had simplified the method of this dismissal under a new rule but Ashwin was still severely criticized.