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IPL 2019: Ashok Dinda lashes out at trolls with IPL bowling statistics

Over the last few days, Dinda has been a recipient of severe mocking.

Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former India speedster Ashok Dinda is not playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 but he has recently found his name floating in the tournament for wrong reasons. Dinda was known for leaking runs during his stint in the IPL (he played last in the tournament in 2017) as well as in international cricket which he had played between 2010 and 2013 and now, comparison with him became unavoidable when other bowlers started facing the batsman’s wrath.

RCB also mocked their former player

Fans have trolled bowlers who have gone for runs by mocking them as ones joining the “Ashok Dinda academy” for poor show with the ball and recently, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was also found to be a culprit who made an oblique reference to Dinda after their premier pacer Umesh Yadav made amends and returned with three wickets for 36 runs against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Wednesday, his best figures so far this season.

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The RCB tweeted on their official handle a picture of Umesh and it said: “Dinda Academy? What’s that?”
Later, the franchise deleted the tweet and defended Umesh after his performance to give a reply back to those who trolled him. “As some of you pointed out, the previous version of this tweet was in bad taste. However, for all of you who have relentlessly trolled this lad, he said #challengeAccepted and bowled his heart out! 4-0-36-3, 15 off his last two overs & 2 wickets in those!” it said in another tweet.

Dinda himself did not keep away from the controversy either. He did not take any dig at the RCB for which he has played in the IPL but at the trolls. Sharing a picture of his bowling statistics on Instagram, the 35-year-old bowler said: “Haters, helping you get you statistics right. Stop and stare well your opinion is not my reality. So shut your hating selves and keep me out of your mouth.”

Dinda made his debut in the IPL in 2008 and went on to play for a number of franchises. Between 2008 and 2017, he played in 78 matches in which he took 69 wickets at an average of 30 and economy rate of 8.20.

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