Eoin Morgan and R Ashwin had a spat during the match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC). While some players have sided with Morgan, quite a few have spoken in favour of the spinner.
Virender Sehwag recalled an incident from the past when MS Dhoni scolded R Ashwin for mocking Glenn Maxwell. The Kings XI Punjab were up against Chennai Super Kings in 2014 and Ashwin playing for the three-time champions was asked to ball against the dangerous Aussie all-rounder.
After dismissing Maxwell, Ashwin picked up some dust from the ground and blew it as a part of the celebration. CSK skipper MS Dhoni didn’t like the style and scolded Ashwin for his act.
“When I was playing for Punjab, (Ravichandran) Ashwin dismissed (Glenn) Maxwell and then he picked up some dust and blew at him. I didn’t like that. But I never came out and spoke publicly about whether what he did was wrong or against the ‘Spirit of the game’, though MS Dhoni got angry and even scolded him.
It was Ashwin’s wish to do that. And if any player spoke about the incident after the match to the media, or on social media, then that also would have become a big thing. It’s the players’ responsibility whatever happens on the field should not be allowed to come out,” Sehwag asserted while speaking to Cricbuzz.