Former Indian spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan recently claimed that he had a conversation with Ravichandran Ashwin about his bowling action. This revelation followed a series of trolls targeting Sivaramakrishnan for his earlier controversial comments on Ashwin.
Sivaramakrishnan expressed his opinion on the commentary team selected for the World Cup through a post on X (formerly Twitter). In his post, he criticized the panel, labelling it a “pathetic mix” due to the absence of a genuine spinner, especially considering the competition is taking place in India. Sivaramakrishnan’s discussion shifted towards India’s challenges against spin, prompting him to make peculiar statements about Ashwin, suggesting that pitches in India favour the off-spinner in Tests.
The situation escalated as screenshots circulated on social media, allegedly showing Sivaramakrishnan referring to Ashwin as a “fool” and the “most unfit cricketer.” This resulted in widespread backlash against the former cricketer.
In a recent post, Sivaramakrishnan disclosed that Ashwin reached out to him to discuss his bowling action. Sivaramakrishnan stated that trolls’ harsh criticism of the former cricketer equally surprised Ashwin.
He took to Twitter to share this information, stating, “Ravi Ashwin was nice enough to call me just a while ago to discuss his bowling action. He was as shocked with the venom of the trolls as I was. Also clarified that the people involved are in NO WAY connected to him. GOOD LUCK @ashwinravi99 Do us proud.”
It’s worth noting that Ashwin has been picked for the Indian team for the 2023 World Cup. It will take place in India from October 5 to November 19.