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R Ashwin Engages In A Funny Banter With Sanjay Manjrekar
By CricShots - Jun 8, 2021 1:02 pm
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The veteran Indian off-spinner R Ashwin on Monday responded to Sanjay Manjerakar’s ‘all-time great’ tweet in the funniest manner possible. A couple of days ago, Manjrekar, during an interaction on ESPNCricinifo, said that he has a problem with Ashwin being included in the category of ‘all-time greats.’

R Ashwin
R Ashwin

Explaining his comments, later on, Sanjay Manjrekar had tweeted, “All-time great’ is the highest praise and acknowledgment given to a cricketer. Cricketers like Don Bradman, Sobers, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Virat, etc are all-time greats in my book. With due respect, Ashwin is not quite there as an all-time great yet. #AllTimeGreatExplained.”

R Ashwin replied to Manjrekar’s tweet with a famous dialogue from the Tamil movie ‘Aparachith.’ “Apdi Solladha Da Chaari, Manasellam Valikirdhu,” his tweet read.

Manjrekar took the comment sportingly as he quote tweeted it saying, “Also Chaari, my heart aches to see simple, straightforward, cricketing assessments kick up a fuss these days”.

When translated into English, the dialogue can be read as: “Don’t say things like that, it hurts.” Manjrekar’s words had come during a discussion on R Ashwin with former Australia captain Ian Chappell on ESPNCricinfo.

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In his Test career, Ashwin has taken scalped 409 wickets in 78 Tests at an average of 24.69, including 30 five-wicket hauls and seven 10-wicket hauls. He is also India’s fourth-highest wicket-taker in the longest format.

The cricketer-turned commentator pointed fingers at Ashwin’s records in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia) countries to suggest he doesn’t belong there.

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Manjrekar also said young left-arm spinner Axar Patel had overpowered the senior-off spinner during the home series against England earlier this year. During ESPNCricinfo show ‘Runorder’. Manjrekar said, “When people start talking about him as being one of the all-time greats of the game, then I have a few problems.”