In IPL 2021, the controversy surrounding Delhi Capitals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan has become a topic of discussion. In the 41st match of IPL 2021 between Kolkata and Delhi last week, there was an altercation between captain Morgan and Ashwin. The matter had increased to such an extent that to solve it, Kolkata wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik had to jump in the middle. This incident was from the time when captain Rishabh Pant and Ashwin were batting during Delhi’s innings. Australia’s great spinner Shane Warne called Ashwin’s behavior shameful. However, Warne’s former teammate cricketer Jason Gillespie has hit back at Warne regarding the spirit of the game.
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
Warne had supported Morgan in this matter by tweeting and said, ‘The world should not be divided on this subject and Ashwin. It’s so simple- it’s bad and should never happen again. Why is Ashwin doing this again, I think Eoin Morgan has every right to suppress him. Gillespie has now supported Ashwin on Warne’s tweet. The former Australian fast bowler used the first few lines of Warne’s tweet to write that a player has the right to play as long as he does not violate any set rules.
Lots of discussion regarding the “spirit of cricket” and the laws of the game.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to respond with their thoughts.
You know my thinking on it- I respect the fact that my views don’t marry up to others.
All good- debate is healthy.
— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) October 2, 2021
Gillespie tweeted, ‘The world should not be divided on this topic and Ashwin. It’s so simple- it’s bad and should never happen again. Why do we blame the player, who is playing by the rules of the game? I believe that the players have every right to play under the law of the game framed by the MCC.
After this entire incident, Ashwin gave his clarification by tweeting several times. Ashwin also told that he did not know that the ball had hit Pant. He had said, ‘Even if I had seen that the ball had hit Pant’s hand, I would have run because it is not illegal according to the law of the game. Find the right issue and think. Every player has the right to play how he wants to play.