Ashwin quashes rumors of tiff with MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin
Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India speaks with R Ashwin during a nets session. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Team India ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has had a tremendous time with the ball this year. He has been a juggernaut for the Indian team. In the long Indian cricket season, Ashwin emerged as the most prolific wicket-taker for the team. No wonder why he finished the year of 2016 as the number one ranked ICC Test bowler. Owing to his commanding performances, Ashwin bagged two of the top most honors at the ICC awards 2016. He was named as the Garfield Sobers Cricketer of the Year and was also named the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.

The Tamil Nadu lad was certainly happy about getting the top accolades. However, he drew a lot of unhappy remarks from the fans after receiving the awards. Ashwin named all the people who he thought were influential in helping him reach the position where he is at the moment. The one big name that the offie missed to take was Indian limited overs skipper MS Dhoni. Apparently, it was Dhoni who had backed the off-spinner when many doubted his abilities.


“I would also like to thank ICC and most importantly my teammates; we have had a great transition ever since Mahendra Singh Dhoni hung his boots in Australia. We have had a transition a young captain has taken over and we actually fell on the right track and we have a great bunch of boys now. I would also like to dedicate it to the entire team and the support staff, all the skill coaches Sanjay Bangar, Sridhar and Anil Kumble who has joined us and not to forget Ravi Shastri,” he had quoted.

Ashwin said mentioning everyone who has been a part of this journey with him. Like mentioned above the MS Dhoni fans surely noticed Ashwin not mentioning MS Dhoni his former Test skipper who also leads him in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ashwin came into public reckoning largely due to his IPL performances where he flourished under MS Dhoni.

Now, the leading Indian spinner recently retweeted a tweet from a fan that indicated that there is no rift between him and Dhoni. A tweet from the fan read that MS Dhoni perhaps is even not concerned about all the brouhaha. It is the social media that is hampering their relationship.

“@msdhoni ne ye matter notice  bhi ni kiya hoga bt ye social media na do bhaiyon ko bhi dhushman bnade  @ashwinravi99 take a chill pill.” the tweet read. Now, with Ash retweeting the tweet, he has quashed all the rumours of tension between the two players.