Ravi Ashwin shuts down Pakistan fan with humble reply after fan makes him remember of Shahid Afridi’s two sixes

Mihir KordeMihir Korde
October 1 2023
Shahid Afridi and Ravi Ashwin

Ravi Ashwin was hit for two sixes by Shahid Afridi in an IND vs PAK match in Asia Cup 2014.

Cricket always been a game of fierce rivalries and memorable moments. In one such instance, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin recently displayed his sportsmanship and humility while responding to a Pakistan fan’s nostalgic reminder of two iconic sixes hit by Shahid Afridi off his bowling.

Match dates back to 2014 Asia Cup, a tournament that witnessed a thrilling encounter between India and Pakistan. During a crucial match, Shahid Afridi was at the crease, with Pakistan needing nine runs off three balls to win. In an incredible display of power-hitting, Afridi hit two consecutive deliveries bowled by Ashwin over the boundary ropes. Those sixes not only won the game for Pakistan but also were etched in every cricket fans’ memories.

2014 Asia Cup encounter between India and Pakistan was filled with breath-taking moments and nail-biting finishes. India, batting first, posted a competitive total of 245/8 in their allotted 50-overs. Rohit Sharma led the way with a well-compiled 56, while Ambati Rayudu scored a crucial 58. Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 52 provided the late flourish India needed.

In reply, Pakistan chased down the target of 246 with just two balls to spare, finishing at 249/9 in 49.4 overs. Mohammad Hafeez played a pivotal role with his gritty 75, while Ahmed Shehzad contributed with a knock of 42. However, it was Shahid Afridi’s explosive cameo of 34 not out from just 18 balls, including those two huge sixes off Ashwin, that stole the show.

Ravi Ashwin hits back at Pakistan fan with a great reply

Fast forward to the present, a Pakistani fan brought up those memorable sixes on Twitter, perhaps hoping to relive the glory of that moment. Ashwin’s response was both classy and gracious. He replied, “Those were really good shots, man. I really admired him as a great ball striker👌” In just a few words, Ashwin acknowledged Afridi’s skills and paid his respects to the man who had jogged him down the memory lane.

The exchange between Ashwin and Pakistani fan is a testament to the bond that cricket creates among players and fans alike. Regardless of the fierce rivalry between India and Pakistan on the field, moments like these remind us that cricket transcends borders and brings people together.

Shahid Afridi’s sixes in that 2014 Asia Cup match were more than just runs on the scoreboard. They symbolised the unpredictability and excitement that cricket offers. Those moments are etched in the memories of fans on both sides of the border and serve as a reminder of the sheer joy that cricket can bring.

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