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Ashwin reacts to Sanjay Manjrekar's criticism with famous Tamil movie meme; Tweet goes viral

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Reacting to Sanjay Manjrekar's controversial remark on India's all-time great cricketers, off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin posted a hilarious meme from the famous Tamil movie 'Anniyan,' leaving social media in splits.

Ashwin's sarcastic tweet comes in response to Sanjay Manjrekar's comment claiming he does not consider Ashwin as an all-time great bowler given the fact that he hasn't taken any wicket in the SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia). "'All- time great' is the highest praise & acknowledgement given to a cricketer. Cricketers like Don Bradman, Sobers, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Virat etc are all time greats in my book. With due respect, Ashwin not quite there as an all-time great yet. #AllTimeGreatExplained," Sanjay Manjrekar's tweet read. Ashwin replied to the post with the meme from Anniyan which translates to "Don't say that, it hurts," along with laughing emojis. Speaking about his stance, Sanjay Manjrekar had earlier argued, "When people start talking about him as being one of the all-time greats of the game then I have a few problems."

He added, "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. 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." Many social media users, however, seemed to disagree with Manjrekar's views.

 

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