Bhajji first tweeted about the pitch:
Already looks like 2 days old pitch before the 1st bowl is bowled..my predictions match won’t go more then 3 and half days.. https://t.co/obn4qVRnP6— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 8, 2016
After Ashwin played a major role in this win with his 13/40 figure, Harbhajan’s tweets were indirectly pointed at him:
As Bhaji’s tweets went viral, Ashwin’s fans started criticizing him for being jealous of Ashwin’s success.
Only 2 in my 103 tests.. Kumble and my test wicket count would have been something else if we got wickets like last 4 years we playing on👊https://t.co/fvkdVw1I1v— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 9, 2016
And then there was a hate tweet against Harbhajan that Ashwin also liked!
But Ashwin quickly cleared the air by calling Harbhajan an inspiration for him.
@harbhajan_singh has been an inspiration nd I started bowling off spin only after seeing the 2001 series.This banter going on is unhealthy— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 17, 2016
Though a fan raised a question about Ashwin liking that hate tweet against Harbhajan:
But Ashwin called it a clear mistake:
@sumeetmish must have been a mistake while browsing through— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 17, 2016
He again posted a positive tweet to settle down the matter:
By pitting players against each other we aren’t going to gain anything but just a juicy headline.Lets respect ppl and keep the game healthy🙏— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 17, 2016
It was important to speak about the matter and hence Harbhajan too responded to Ashwin’s tweet:
Ashwin’s true sportsmanship has been proven with his replies. So finally, everything is alright between both the cricketers! What do you think about Ashwin’s reply? Don’t forget to share your views in the comments section below.
Dear got nothing against you. For some reasons my words are misconstrued. Wish you nothing but the best ✌️ Keep the flag high! God bless 😇https://t.co/flIqJYDT4y— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 17, 2016