Ravi Ashwin aims ‘match-fixing’ jibe at Herschelle Gibbs on social media
Ravi Ashwin and Herschelle Gibbs traded blows on Twitter on Monday.
Ravi Ashwin made reference to Herschelle Gibbs’ involvement in match-fixing in a tetchy Twitter exchange between the pair on Monday morning.
India all-rounder Ashwin posted a tweet endorsing a pair of Nike trainers, to which former South Africa batsman Gibbs replied: “Hopefully you will be able to run a bit faster now ashwin”.
Ashwin’s response to that was to write: “Surely not as fast you did mate, unfortunately I wasn’t as blessed as you were. But I was blessed with a wonderfully ethical mind not to fix games which put food on my plate.”
Gibbs replied: “Can’t take a joke I see anyway moving swiftly on..”
Ashwin then said: “I totally believed my reply was a joke too, but look how people and yourself perceived it. I am totally game for this sort of fun mate, we shall dine over this sometime.”
The tweet that mentioned match-fixing was then deleted, and Ashwin said: “What’s sensitive to me isn’t to someone else, and what’s sensitive to you isn’t to me. I want to respect my family of fans and hence pulled the tweet down, and now entertainment over for all my haters. See you later.”
I totally believed my reply was a joke too, but look how people and yourself perceived it. I am totally game for this sort of fun mate, we shall dine over this sometime.😂 https://t.co/Z7YdXQnxeD— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 19, 2018
Gibbs in 2000 was banned from international cricket for six months over his involvement in a match-fixing scandal involving a number of South Africa players on their tour of India.