Ravichandran Ashwin wits a fan who wanted him to learn bowling from Moeen Ali

Ravichandran Ashwin wits a fan who wanted him to learn bowling from Moeen Ali

Ravi Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo by Qamar Sibtain/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Despite being rested for the T20I series against England, Ravichandran Ashwin continues to be in the headlines but in a different role. In the last few months, Ashwin has entertained one and all with his one line punches and he did justice to his reputation on Twitter by again giving an epic reply to a fan during the 2nd T20I in Nagpur yesterday. A follower asked Ashwin if he was following Moeen Ali’s bowling and suggested him learn something from him.

Moeen bowled a terrific spell in Nagpur finishing with impressive figures of 1/20 in his 4 overs. He got the big breakthrough of Yuvraj Singh and stemmed the Indian run-flow in the middle overs. Ashwin conceded plenty in the ODI series which might have prompted the fan to ask this question but keeping in mind Ashwin’s stature as a bowler in the international circuit, it was uncalled for.

A fan named Rajath wrote, “@ashwinravi99 are you watching @MoeenAli bowl, learn something as you are anyway not playing”. Ashwin was quick to respond and said he purposely switched on the television set after Moeen had finished bowling his quota of 4 overs. Taking to his twitter handle Ashwin wrote, “I tuned in after he finished his spell on purpose.”

Last month Ashwin had replied to one of his critical followers who accused him of not supporting Tamil Nadu by not playing in the Ranji Trophy Semi Final against Mumbai. But Ashwin without getting into an altercation reminded him that at the end of the day he is just another human being who needs timely rest.

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Ashwin had a memorable 2016 where he scalped 72 Test wickets and was instrumental in India winning all their Test series in the year. He also bagged the ICC Player of the Year and ICC Test Player of the Year for 2016 thus becoming only the 3rd Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to bag this prestigious honour.