Ashwin and Gibbs in Twitter spat

ANI | Updated: Feb 19, 2018 18:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs got involved in a Twitter spat on Monday, but the war of words took an ugly turn when the former recalled the latter's match-fixing episode.

The Twitter conversation started when Ashwin posted a video promoting a shoe brand, to which Gibbs replied by saying that, hopefully the new shoes will make the off-spinner run faster.

Gibbs' joke did not go down well with Ashwin as he brought up the former Proteas cricketer's involvement in the infamous match-fixing saga in 2000.

The bowler replied to Gibbs', saying, "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."

Responding, the Proteas opener accused Ashwin of not knowing how to tackle jokes.

In an attempt to pacify the situation, Ashwin invited Gibbs on a dinner and also pulled down his 'fixing scandal' tweet.

Gibbs was involved in match fixing affair with former captain Hansie Cronje in 2000. (ANI)