India offspinner R Ashwin responded to Sanjay Manjrekar’s ‘not an all-time great’ evaluation with a hilarious meme on Twitter. Ashwin posted an image from a Tamil film Anniyan, through which the lead character (actor Vikram) tells his good friend (late actor Vivek) ‘apdi solladha da chaari, manasellam valikirdhu’ (don’t say that, my coronary heart is paining). The put up oozed sarcasm; Ashwin’s Twitter bio reads ‘Sarcasm and optimism my forte’.
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Sanjay Manjrekar earlier had stated he doesn’t contemplate Ashwin as an all-time nice bowler contemplating he hasn’t taken any wicket within the so-called SENA international locations (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia). Ashwin has taken 409 wickets in 78 Assessments to this point together with 30 five-wicket hauls as nicely.
“When people start talking about him as being one of the all-time greats of the game then I have a few problems,” Manjrekar stated on ESPNcricinfo. “One basic problem I have with Ashwin is that when you look at SENA countries, Ashwin doesn’t have a single five-wicket haul there,” he added.
“And the other thing when you talk about him running through sides on Indian pitches that are suited to his kind of bowling is that in the last four years, Jadeja has matched him with wicket-taking abilities.
“Then, interestingly, in the last series against England, Axar Patel got more wickets than Ashwin on similar pitches. So that is my problem with accepting Ashwin as a real all-time great,” Manjrekar stated.
Manjrekar’s views generated a social media storm, and he then justified his feedback, defining what an all time nice within the sport of cricket is. He cited the instance of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar as ‘all time greats’ in his e-book.
‘All- time great’ is the best reward & acknowledgement given to a cricketer. Cricketers like Don Bradman, Sobers, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Virat and so forth are all time greats in my e-book. With due respect, Ashwin not fairly there as an all-time nice but,” he tweeted.