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Herschelle Gibbs Trying To Troll R. Ashwin For His Speed Gets A Savage Reply From The Indian Cricketer

Published on 20 February, 2018 at 11:47 am By

Sweet and sour banters between cricketers is nothing new in social media, especially in the age when everyone, including these sportsmen are quite active on social media platforms. This time, it was been Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin and former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs.


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R Ashwin. India

 

It all started when Ashwin posted a promotional video of new running shoes by Nike. Ashwin called them best running shoe and he “can’t wait to flaunt them”. Take a look at his tweet below:

 


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Well! Genuinely, Ashwin is not that fast on the field and is often criticized for his lethargy. Responding to Ashwin’s tweet, Herschelle Gibbs attempted to take a jibe at the cricketer saying he would finally be able to run faster. See Gibbs’s tweet below:

 

 

Apart from his not-so-fast running speed, Ashwin is also known for his candid and sharp remarks whenever he feels provoked, both on and off the field. So how could Gibbs’s tweet not have triggered sarcasm from him.

 

Herschelle Gibbs. Cricketcountry

 

Responding to the South African cricketer’s remark, Ashwin reminded him of the 2011 match-fixing accusations on him. But he perhaps later realized that he went too far by bringing that issue in between and took his tweet down. However, you can see what he had tweeted in the screenshot below:

 

 

Clearly, Gibbs too wasn’t in a mood to take it from Ashwin and tweeted this:

 

 

To this, Ashwin replied that he too was joking:

 



 

But Twitter wasn’t in the mood of taking it jokingly. Ashwin faced severe criticism for his match-fixing tweet with tweeple also reminding him of the fact that he has played in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings, a team that faced a 2 year ban for betting activities. See how Twitter users had responded to his tweet that he had later taken down:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But this wasn’t the end for his followers as well as his banter with Gibbs. To everyone who hated Ashwin, he had to say this:

 


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Do you think his reply to the initial tweet was not in a good spirit? But even what Gibbs said wasn’t polite? Share your views with us in the comments section!

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