In the 41st match of IPL 2021, there was an altercation between captain Eoin Morgan and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the match played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. This entire incident was later narrated by Kolkata wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. Karthik said that Rahul Tripathi threw the throw and the ball went away after hitting Rishabh Pant, after that Ashwin tried to steal the extra run and then Morgan spoke to Ashwin and said it was against the spirit of the game.
On July 14th , 2019 when it ricocheted of Ben Stokes bat in the final over, Mr Morgan sat on a Dharna outside Lord’s and refused to hold the World cup trophy and New Zealand won. Haina? Bade aaye, ‘doesn’t appreciate’ waale pic.twitter.com/bTZuzfIY4S
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 29, 2021
After the altercation between Ashwin and Morgan, now former India opener Virender Sehwag has taken a jibe at the KKR captain. Sehwag has enjoyed the whole incident in his own style. His tweet is becoming quite viral on social media. Taking a jibe at Morgan’s sportsmanship, Sehwag wrote on Twitter, “On July 14, 2019, when Ben Stokes hit the ball in the last over, Morgan should have sat on a dharna outside Lord’s. Should have refused to keep the World Cup trophy and give the win to New Zealand. Is not it ? The elders came, those who ‘show sportsmanship’.
Let us inform that the World Cup 2019 final match was also tied in the Super Over, after which England won the 50-over World Cup for the first time by winning the match on the basis of the boundary count rule. At the same time, in the match between Kolkata and Delhi in IPL 2021, when Kolkata fielder Rahul Tripathi hit Pant, the ball hit him and went away. When this happened, Ashwin wanted to take runs. Here Morgan felt that this game was not right according to the spirit and when Ashwin was out, the Kolkata captain told the same thing to Ashwin, which escalated the matter. An angry Ashwin, who was leaving the field, then stopped and was seen coming towards Morgan. Karthik then came between the two and urged his Tamil Nadu teammate to leave the field.