Twitter got a bit heated up after a fiery banter between Herschelle Gibbs and Indian spinner R Aswhin. Gibbs's attempt of a healthy trolling on Ashwin did not end well with the offie responding taking a fixing jibe at the former South African batsman.
Ashwin posted a video promoting Nike's new range of running shoes. Gibbs replied saying hopefully the Indian will be able to run faster after getting his hands on them.
Hopefully you will be able to run a bit faster now ashwin ????— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) February 19, 2018
But the Tamil Nadu cricketer wasn't amused by the reply. Ashwin is often targetted for his slow fielding. He has been criticized for it many times. Hence, the dig wasn't a cool one for him.
The Indian spinner made a brutal comeback on Gibbs' infamous match-fixing saga in 2000, but later deleted the tweet.
Can’t take a joke i see???? anyway moving swiftly on..— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) February 19, 2018
I totally believed my reply was a joke too, but look how people and yourself perceived it. I am totally game for this sort of fun mate, we shall dine over this sometime.???? https://t.co/Z7YdXQnxeD— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 19, 2018
Twitteratis were furious with Ashwin's inability to take a fun banter. Here is how they reacted to it:
It wasn't a joke ash. It was an insult. Getting too personal was uncalled for.— Sairith Stevens (@Psyrith) February 19, 2018
CSK has been banned for fixing....And he played and supported that team... Move on Gibbs...— Recruiter (@Kingsleyrules6) February 19, 2018
And moreover Ash, Hershy is a way too senior player than you. There’s something which is called “respect” which you need to show to him for this which we Indians are good at. You just downed us as a country by talking to him in such a manner. Btw, talking of fixing, your IPL..— KEEF (@SharpKeef) February 19, 2018
That's just an immature reaction from him out of sheer frustration. BTW you just poked him where it hurt the most. Savage ????— Aayush Jain (@aayushjtweets) February 19, 2018
Too late to cover it up dude. Funny that you got enraged over an obvious observation ????. Hopefully those Nike shoes somehow miraculously help you move ????— Aayush Jain (@aayushjtweets) February 19, 2018
How is that a joke? Do tell. Fixing and running in the same breath... Very disappointing.— Neo Morpheus (@xero_memory) February 19, 2018
Don’t overdo.. you just missed it. It’s okay! pic.twitter.com/4fkZBH6Xpx— Maithun (MBBS, MD) (@Being_Humor) February 19, 2018
Lol. What idiotic cover up! Pull up bro! Frustration of not being in team is getting better of you. A simple apology would have been nice but you are still neck deep in arrogance. Not your fan anymore.— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) February 19, 2018
CSK was also banned for fixing MR Ashwin and u were part of that team. We shall diner over this too sometime v soon ????— LostBoyJourney (@trollingsince09) February 19, 2018
He pulled it down after severe backlash. pic.twitter.com/uRcwMECF4q— Aayush Jain (@aayushjtweets) February 19, 2018