R Ashwin Calls Ex-India Star Who Critcised His Action On Twitter. Here's What Happened Next
Prior to the World Cup, Ravichandran Ashwin—one of the best players in India this generation—earned a recall to the ODI side.
Even though some questioned the veteran's ability to perform in the game's 50-over format, he performed admirably against Australia, leading the selectors to include him on the lineup for the ODI World Cup following Axar Patel's injury. But before the main event began, former Indian spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan voiced concern over Ashwin's behaviour.
Ravi Ashwin was nice enough to call me just a while ago to discuss his bowling action, he was as shocked with the venom of the trolls as I was . Also clarified that the people involved are in NO WAY connected to him. GOOD LUCK @ashwinravi99 Do us proud.— Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (@LaxmanSivarama1) September 30, 2023
Siva received a lot of backlash on social media for his opinions, but Ashwin himself contacted the former Indian player to ask for help.
Being a prominent spinner in his playing career, Sivaramakrishnan emphasised Ashwin's lack of'synchronisation' in his movement. He included a photo to further support his argument.
On SM, this photo has become really popular. If you enlarge the picture, you can see that his upper torso and non-bowling arm have opened up towards the offside. His lower body is closed if you look at it. A loss of synchrony results from this. For Ash to be more effective, he needs to fix this right away," Sivaramakrishnan stated on X (previously Twitter).
This picture has gone viral on SM. Enlarge the image and you notice his non bowling arm and upper body has opened up towards the offside. If you look at his lower body is closed. This leads to lack of synchronisation. Ash quickly needs to correct this to be more effective pic.twitter.com/vW1aspJrOq— Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (@LaxmanSivarama1) September 29, 2023
Siva received backlash from fans for his critical viewpoint, but the former Indian player revealed on social media that Ashwin himself called him to discuss the "technical flaw." Furthermore, Ashwin made it clear that he had nothing to do with the people who were making fun of Siva.
"Ravi Ashwin was just as astonished by the trolls' hatred as I was when he called me a little while ago to discuss his bowling action. made it clear that he has no connection whatsoever to the individuals involved. @ashwinravi99, GOOD LUCK. Make us proud "In the second tweet, he wrote.
Ashwin will try to address the issues that Sivaramakrishnan brought to light when India plays the Netherlands in a World Cup warm-up on October 3.