R. Ashwin is a runaway wicket-taker on a 22-yard pitch, off it as well, he is witty, cheeky and snarky. His initial tweet that created a flutter on social media read, ”To all youngsters in TN (Tamil Nadu), 234 opportunities to open up shortly”. It was Ashwin’s way of being sarcastic about the episode, but was not spared as people thought he was mocking Sasikala’s elevation.
The Tamil Nadu legislative Assembly constitutes of 234 seats and a solitary seat is reserved for a member from the Anglo-Indian community.
Ashwin was quick to rectify himself in the following tweet, where he requested his fans to tone it down and also added that it has nothing to do with politics and is a job creation drive, clearly shows being misunderstood affected him.
To all the youngsters in TN, 234 job opportunities to open up shortly.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 6, 2017
The ICC Cricketer of the Year’s tweet come in the middle of the wide criticism AIADMK for propelling Sasikala to the CM’s post.
Meanwhile, former finance minister Chidambaram had also voiced concerns over Sasikala’s elevation.
Guys please cool it down, it is a job creation drive.Nothing to do with Politics.#howmuchtwisting