Ravichandran Ashwin compares CSK ban with Manchester United Plane crash, gets roasted immediately

Fans turn up in numbers when the come back happens. Not required to blow it out of context: Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India’s ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who recently compared Chennai Superkings two years ban with the unfortunate incident back in 1958 where the soccer giants lost the entire team due to a plane crash, was at the receiving end of a major backlash from the Manchester United fans. Ashwin was instantly on the back foot as he claimed that the fans misinterpreted his statement.

N. Srinivasan’s team was relegated out of the Cash-rich Indian Premier league, due to alleged links with bookies and spot fixing. Rajasthan Royals was the other team which had to miss out of the IPL action for two years along with Chennai Superkings. However, it was announced that the team would feature in next year’s edition of the IPL as all players go under the hammer in the auctions next year.


Fans couldn’t resist the fact about the possibility of seeing the likes of MS Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Bravo and other back in the yellows of CSK. Ashwin went ahead to state that the two-year long hiatus observes similarities with the Munich Air Disaster where Manchester United almost lost all their players on board in British European Airways on 6 February 1958. As a result, the Red Devils showed no mercy on Ashwin, hitting back at the controversial statement made by the Indian off-spinner.

“CSK has been so consistent in the IPL and it was definitely missed. The two years of hiatus probably increases its value, like how did it for Manchester when the air crash happened. I don’t know whether the two can be compared, but surely people in Chennai are looking forward to it and fans across the country are also looking forward to it.” said Ravichandran Ashwin according to his interview with cricbuzz. Ashwin came back in his defence to compare the fan following of the two clubs.

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