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Ashwin attacks Gibbs with 'fixing' jibe after SA man's joke on Twitter

By Unnikrishnan
R Ashwin

Bengaluru, February 19: India off-spinner R Ashwin and former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs engaged in a Twitter war of words on Monday (February 19).

Ashwin tweeted about acquiring his new pair of Nike shoes (React): "Hey Guys! Just got my hands on the new NIKE React. It's got a stunning design and the foam technology used makes it light and comfortable to use. Undoubtedly, the best running shoes I've stepped into, can't wait to flaunt them. "

Gibbs replied to Ashwin on Twitter saying: "Hopefully, you will be able to run a bit faster now Ashwin."

The tweet did not seem to have gone down well with Ashwin who made a rather harsh reply indicating to Gibbs' alleged involvement in match fixing saga during the Hansie Cronje era in 2000.

"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," Ashwin tweeted. But soon he deleted the tweet.

Perhaps taken aback, Gibbs responded saying his reply was all in jest and Ashwin was still in no mood to take it lightly though he toned down his reply.

"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," came the response of Ashwin.

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Story first published: Monday, February 19, 2018, 16:08 [IST]
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