New Delhi. Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (R Ashwin) in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup against Mohammad Hafeez (Mohammad Hafeez) against Australian batsman David Warner (David Warner) in the two-ball six in Gautam Gambhir. (Gautam Gambhir) retaliated on the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ tweet. Warner played an innings of 49 runs against Pakistan. In this match, Hafeez bowled the 8th over of Australia’s innings. While trying to bowl the first ball, the ball slipped from Hafeez’s hand and reached Warner standing on strike after bouncing twice. It was a no-ball under the rule. But Warner hit a long six on it.
Sharing the screenshot of this shot of Warner, Gambhir tweeted, ‘What a poor display of sportsmanship by Warner! Shameful, what does Ravichandran Ashwin say?’. On Gambhir’s tweet, Australian journalist Peter Lalor wrote, “Gautam raised the wrong issue”. However, after this Ashwin replied to him, writing, “He (Gambhir’s) has to say that if this is true, then he was also right. If he was wrong then this is also wrong. fair evaluation? He praised Warner’s six in another tweet, saying, “Really, it was a great hit by David Warner. Great shot’.”
Gambhir later took a jibe at Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne, who made an attack on Ashwin’s Mankading in a season of IPL. Gambhir had said on Star Sports, “Former captain Ricky Ponting and legendary spinner Shane Warne raise a lot of questions on R Ashwin’s Mankading. What will he say on David Warner’s six? He has not scored 6 runs, he has stolen. It is easy to teach other teams a lesson, but difficult to apply it to yourself.”
In the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup against Pakistan, Warner scored 49 runs in 30 balls. In his innings, the Australian batsman had hit 3 sixes and as many fours.