Dinesh Karthik reveals why Eoin Morgan was not happy with R Ashwin

R Ashwin and Eoin Morgan had an argument during the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in Sharjah on Tuesday. The incident took place in the final over of DC’s innings when Ashwin was caught at backward square.

On his way back to the pavilion, Ashwin had a word with Tim Southee, who dismissed him, but things escalated when KKR skipper Eoin Morgan said something to Ashwin.

Ashwin was seen walking towards Morgan but was stopped by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik.

After the match, Karthik opened up on the episode and revealed that the whole thing had to do with Ashwin trying to steal a run after the ball had deflected off Rishabh Pant’s willow. “I know that Rahul Tripathi threw the ball and it hit Rishabh Pant and then it ricocheted off it and Ashwin started to run. I do not think Eoin appreciates it; he is someone when the ball hits the batter, he expects them not to run because of the spirit of cricket,” Karthik said during the post-match virtual press conference.

“It is a very grey area, a very interesting topic. I have my own opinion on it but I can just say I am happy to play peacemaker and the thing has come to a good standstill right now.”

Ashwin celebrated in an animated manner when he dismissed Eoin Morgan in the second innings.