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Twitter Reacts To The “Spirit Of Cricket” Discussion After The Ashwin-Morgan Incident

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The “Spirit of Cricket” discussion is trending at the moment. Most of the fans and experts on Twitter have already started taking sides in the issue. All of it started with the Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals IPL game recently. We take a look at the Twitter reactions pertaining to the discussion in this article.

“Spirit of Cricket” debate has picked up steam

On Tuesday, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals met in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. DC was batting first and they were struggling to get going. At the back end, Rishabh Pant and R Ashwin were putting on a partnership when the incident happened. A ball thrown by a KKR fielder hit a DC batsman and it went for an overthrow. R Ashwin called for the run and then completed it.

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A few balls later, R Ashwin got out and Tim Southee had a few words with him. Eoin Morgan, too, joined the party. As revealed by Dinesh Karthik, Morgan was apparently unhappy with R Ashwin’s decision to take a run after the ball hit the batsman. This has now set a wave of discussion on whether Ashwin was right in what he did.

Twitter reacts to the development

Although within the rules of the game, a few felt that Ashwin should not have taken the run. Few players, including the likes of Shane Warne, went too far with their criticism. Warne said that the act was “disgraceful”. Former Indian cricketers such as Virender Sehwag took Ashwin’s side. The former opener said that in the final of the 2019 World Cup, England won the game only after the ball went to the boundary after hitting Ben Stokes’ bat. Even Gautam Gambhir and Aakash Chopra supported Ashwin’s decision. The off-spinner himself came out on Twitter and explained why he took the decision. In this article, we take a look at a few more reactions to this topic.

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