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R Ashwin slammed for Chennai Super Kings, Manchester United’s Munich crash comparison

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Published Jul 20, 2017, 9:32 am IST
Updated Jul 20, 2017, 10:03 am IST
While R Ashwin took to Twitter to clarify his stand, the Twitterati minced no words slamming the Indian tweaker.
Sports lovers lashed out at R Ashwin after he said that CSK’s 2-year hiatus increases its value, like it did for Manchester, when the air crash happened. (Photo: BCCI)
 Sports lovers lashed out at R Ashwin after he said that CSK’s 2-year hiatus increases its value, like it did for Manchester, when the air crash happened. (Photo: BCCI)

Chennai: Ace Indian off-spinner R Ashwin came under fire from sports fans after he compared Chennai Super Kings’ comeback to the Indian Premier League after 2-year hiatus with Manchester United’s resurgence post the 1958 Munich crash.

In what termed as one of the saddest incidents in the history of sports, a plane carrying Manchester United players, support staff, journalist and fans, crashed at the Munich airport during the third attempt to take off and 23 out of 44 people died.

 

The Tamil Nadu cricketer, who was an integral part of the Chennai-based IPL side, said, “I think the two years of hiatus increases its value, like it did for Manchester, when the air crash happened. I don’t know if it’s in the same league, but people in Chennai are looking forward to it (return of CSK) and fans across the country are also looking forward to it.”

BCCI, on last Friday, welcomed back CSK and Rajasthan Royals to IPL after the two teams completed the two-year suspension following the spot-fixing scandal.

 

Ashwin, who left for Sri Lanka for the three-match Test, took to Twitter to clarify his stand.

However, the sports lovers minced no words as they slammed the Indian tweaker.

 

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