Gautam Gambhir backs R Ashwin in the Morgan-Ashwin saga

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Gautam Gambhir is the latest expert to voice out his opinion on the Eoin Morgan-Ashwin row which has heated up over the last few days. Morgan and Ashwin got involved in a heated argument during the match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah on Tuesday. 

I back Ravichandran Ashwin 100 percent: Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir

The incident took place after Ashwin was dismissed by Tim Southee in the last over of the first innings. As explained by Dinesh Karthik, the incident took place as Ashwin wanted to run on an overthrow which happened due to ball ricocheting off Rishabh Pant. Morgan was not appreciative of it and Karthik described it as a grey area.

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Social media has been divided on this issue with some backing R Ashwin while others question his sportsman spirit.

However, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has given his full support to R Ashwin. He said that Ashwin was well within the rules of the game and he did nothing wrong. Further, Gambhir believes that people are jumping into this matter as they want to show their presence or increase their followers on social media.

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“I back Ravichandran Ashwin 100 percent. What he did was well within the rules. He has done nothing wrong,” Gambhir was quoted as saying on Star Sports.

“And there are so many people who are jumping into it, they have got nothing to do with it. Probably to increase some social media followers or to have some presence somewhere so that people can talk about it. It makes no sense. R Ashwin is absolutely correct,” Gambhir added.

R Ashwin opens up on Twitter regarding the incident

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Recently, R Ashwin revealed his thoughts and explanation of the incident. He revealed that he did not know that the ball had hit Rishabh Pant. Hence, he tried to take the extra run.

Ashwin further reveals that Morgan called him a disgrace. Hence, the Tamil Nadu-born stated that he stood up for himself, something his teachers and parents taught him since childhood.

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Ashwin later extracted his revenge on Morgan as he dismissed the KKR skipper for a two ball duck in the second innings. However, KKR went on to win the match by three wickets.

Highlights:

• Gautam Gambhir backs R Ashwin over the latter’s row with Morgan

• R Ashwin opens up on the incident on Twitter

 

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