Ravichandran Ashwin engages in banter on Twitter; makes fun of bowlers in age of 400+ par scores
Ravichandran Ashwin had an interesting exchange with a journalist on Wednesday, which ended with him making a self-deprecating joke on bowlers who had chosen their craft in an unfortunate time of high scores.
Ashwin, who is a keen student of the game and a follower of cricket matches everywhere, was disappointed not to be able to watch the ongoing New Zealand vs Australia ODI, where Martin Guptill had launched on a typical carnage.
The NZ vs AUS game is not live in India??— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 3, 2016
@ashwinravi99 You watch a LOT of cricket. Very impressive scouting.— Jesse Hogan (@Jesse_Hogan) February 3, 2016
Ashwin commented that he expected a 400+ game at Auckland from the look of early stages of the game, at which the journalist joked on Ashwin resisting turning into a batsman when bowlers around the world were being pounded.
Ashwin agreed that turning into a batsman would be a logical step. He continued the joke, saying that bowlers are either too fond of their art or too bad batsmen and thus are forced to become bowlers.
@Jesse_Hogan unfortunate cricket tragic,very sad this match at Auckland isn't available for us.400 par score may be.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 3, 2016
@ashwinravi99 Par scores are getting ridiculous. Who'd want to be a bowler?? Good on you for resisting.— Jesse Hogan (@Jesse_Hogan) February 3, 2016
@Jesse_Hogan hahahah,bowlers these days come out of pure love for the art or just cant hold a bat.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 3, 2016
He himself is surely of the former kind.