T20 World Cup 2022: R Ashwin gives hilarious clarification after ‘jersey-sniffing’ video goes viral

The incident took place prior to the India-Zimbabwe toss where Ashwin was seen sniffing a few jerseys at toss time.

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Ravi Ashwin. (Photo Source: Sarah Reed/Getty Images)
Ankit Mishra

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Team India have comfortably sealed their spot in the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and will lock horns with England in the high-octane contest. The Men in Blue in their last outing against Zimbabwe registered a comprehensive win by 71 runs thanks to terrific knocks by KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav followed by a dominant performance by the bowlers.

However, one incident during the toss ceremony in the Super 12 match against the African side garnered much attention from the fans. Ravichandran Ashwin was seen sniffing his jersey in a video that is making rounds on social media.

Cricketer Abhinav Mukund took to Twitter after he was in splits as the video went viral.

“Watched this video multiple times already. Just cracks me up again and again. Ravi Ashwin pls enlighten us with your logic of picking the right sweater,” tweeted Abhinav.

Ashwin did not hold back and dropped a rather epic clarification on the video.

"Checked for the sizes to differentiate! Checked if it was initiated. Finally checked for the perfume I use. Adei cameraman," responded Ashwin on Twitter.

Meanwhile, three of the four teams in the semi-finals have won a T20 World Cup title, with India, England, and Pakistan winning it one time each. However, New Zealand remains the only side to have gone closer to the title that was last year in the finals against Australia but were unsuccessful to clinch it.

While all of the four sides will give tough competition to one another, team India will look to end their 15-year wait to get hands on the title. The Men in Blue face England in the semi-finals on November 10 in Adelaide while Pakistan and New Zealand lock horns in Sydney on November 9.