All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin put one of his critical followers in his place with a series of clever replies when he was accused of not supporting Tamil Nadu by not playing in the Ranji Trophy semis. The 31-year old is currently suffering with sports hernia after the Test series against England.
Half knowledge is always dangerous. And one of Ravichandran Ashwin's followers doesn't seem to have heard of the proverb. Currently, Tamil Nadu
@ashwinravi99 wish U supported TN in the Ranji semis by playing. A Golden opportunity to win after decades. Lament skilled INTL players skip— Bala (@BalaVenkat79) January 3, 2017
But Ashwin, who had good enough reason to justify his absence, reminded his fan that he is just another human being who needs timely rest.
@BalaVenkat79 sir this is a human body that I live inside, not a machine.Kindly be compassionate.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) January 3, 2017
Following this reply, the follower seemed to have realized his mistake and duly apologized for his previous tweet.
@ashwinravi99 point taken ashwin. I admire ur skills..hence the desperation 2 see TN win knowing you can lift the team to another level..— Bala (@BalaVenkat79) January 3, 2017
It was only after another of Ashwin's sensible follower's tweet did the previous fan realize that the 31-year old was indeed suffering from sports
Iyer (@IyerM04) January 3, 2017
And who is to deny India's star bowler a well-deserved rest after such a scintillating performance against England where he took 28 wickets and scored 306 runs in five matches?