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5 times when cricketers fought on Twitter

From Ashwin-Gibbs to Sreesanth-Aakash Chopra, here we look at five instances when cricketers have engaged in social media wars and have fought on social media.

Michael Vaughan and Sanjay Manjrekar
Michael Vaughan and Sanjay Manjrekar. (Photo by Getty Images)

In this day and age, social media has become an integral part of everybody’s life. Sportspersons have been built around social media. Be it promotional content or videos or simple updates, social media keeps fans connected to their favourite players. Many current and former cricketers are very active on Twitter and Instagram these days.

In fact, a lot of players also freely express their views on social media platforms. However, there have also been quite a few banters on social media. Some of them have been friendly and some of them have taken drastic turns. In fact, there have been Twitter (or social media) wars as well.

Thus, here we look at five instances when cricketers have engaged in social media wars and have fought on social media.

1. Herschelle Gibbs and Ravichandran Ashwin

Herschelle Gibbs and Ravichandran Ashwin
Herschelle Gibbs and Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo by Getty Images)

It is quite normal for sportspersons to put out promotional tweets and promote certain products. However, there are times when the fans perceive it in a different sense/way. But back in February 2018, Herschelle Gibbs saw the lighter side of Ravichandran Ashwin’s tweet. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner was promoting Nike’s new pair of shoes (NIKE React). He tweeted a video as he promoted the brand-new product.

However, Gibbs tried to pull Ashwin’s leg by commenting on his running. Gibbs replied to the tweet by saying, “Hopefully you will be able to run a bit faster now ashwin.” Ashwin seemed pretty miffed and took a jib at Gibbs as he replied with spot-fixing comment. “I wasn’t as blessed as you were. But I was blessed with a wonderfully ethical mind not to fix games which put food on my plate,” Ashwin retweeted Gibbs’ tweet.

The former South Africa batsman replied that Ashwin couldn’t even take a joke properly. To which the Indian off-spinner replied that his reply was a joke too. This banter did not go well with the fans and Ashwin was criticized heavily on Twitter.

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