A day after the Aussie media called him a villain over the incident with KKR captain Eoin Morgan, Indian spinner R Ashwin clarified the serious feud. Ashwin went on Twitter and in a series of tweets, he cleared the point by stand on the incident.
1. I turned to run the moment the fielder threw and did not know the ball had touched Rishabh.
2. Will I run if I see !?
Of course I do and I have permission.
3. Am I as insulting as Morgan said?
Not at all.
– Mask up and get your vaccine (ashwinravi99) September 30, 2021
KKR skipper Eoin Morgan and bowler Tim Southee got into an altercation with Ashwin. The scuffle continued with Ashwin dismissing Morgan in the game. The matter did not end even after the players left the field. After the game, Morgan tweeted: “I can not believe what I see !! భయంA terrible example to set for young children coming through the IPL. Over time, I think Ashwin is worried. The England white-ball captain’s answers contain more than one reference to the 2019 World Cup final.
Even a day after the incident, the controversy refused to subside. Shane Warne, who is not hesitant to express his opinion, may also find fault with Ashwin’s action. He tweeted: “The world should not be divided on this issue and Ashwin. It’s so simple – it’s humiliating & should never happen. Why should Ashwin be that person again? I think o Eoin16 has the right to nail him.