Veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday responded to former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar’s latest touch upon the offie the place he refused to membership him into the all-time nice checklist.
Manjrekar made the remark throughout a dialogue on ESPNCricinfo following which he was criticised. He later took to Twitter to make clear his remark and Ashwin replied to the publish sharing a dialogue from Tamil film Anniyan. The meme had the dialogue written – “apdi solladha da chaari, manasellam valikirdhu,” which transkates to – “do not say that, it hurts.”
Regardless of a tally of 409 wickets in 78 appearances with 30 five-wicket hauls, Manjrekar had opined that he would not see Ashwin as an all-time nice given his file in abroad Take a look at.
“When folks begin speaking about him as being one of many all-time greats of the sport then I’ve a number of issues,” Manjrekar stated on ESPNcricinfo. “One primary downside I’ve with Ashwin is that if you have a look at SENA international locations, Ashwin doesn’t have a single five-wicket haul there,” he added.
“And the opposite factor if you speak about him working by way of sides on Indian pitches which might be suited to his sort of bowling is that within the final 4 years, Jadeja has matched him with wicket-taking talents.
“Then, apparently, within the final sequence in opposition to England, Axar Patel received extra wickets than Ashwin on related pitches. So that’s my downside with accepting Ashwin as an actual all-time nice,” Manjrekar stated.
He later defined his opinion on Twitter writing, “‘All- time nice’ is the best reward & acknowledgement given to a cricketer. Cricketers like Don Bradman, Sobers, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Virat and so on are all time greats in my e book. With due respect, Ashwin not fairly there as an all-time nice but.