Updated: June 30, 2020 8:22:17 pm
David Warner, the hard-hitting Australian opening batsman, has spent most of his lockdown time with his family dancing to various songs on TikTok. Like everyone, Ashwin knew it too.
After the phone applications were banned, the spinner sledged Warner on Twitter, saying, “Appo Anwar?”, which is a dialogue from superstar actor Rajnikant’s 1995 film “Baashha”.
The dialogue roughly translates to: “So, what’s David Warner going to do now?”
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 29, 2020
The offie also clarified his light-hearted banter with a response-
It’s a light hearted banter in Tamil. Can be so easily missed due to context and language barrier. I appreciate you being a @davidwarner31 fan, my respect for him is still intact. Tc
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 30, 2020
Ashwin also uses his social media presence to spread awareness about social issues. On Friday, he sought justice for the bereaved family of Tamil Nadu shopkeeper Jeyaraj and his son Bennix who were allegedly killed in police custody in Thoothukudi.
“Every single life matters. We should make sure that this act of brutality is meted out with justice, and I am not sure justice will be any solace for the family of #JeyarajandFenix and my thoughts are with them,” posted Ashwin on his Twitter handle.
Every single life matters. We should make sure that this act of brutality is meted out with justice, and I am not sure justice will be any solace for the family of #JeyarajandFenix and my thoughts are with them.
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 26, 2020
The banning of Chinese applications, like TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, Likee, and WeChat, came in the backdrop of the Galwan valley clash with Chinese troops earlier this month.
Using the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, this marks the largest sweep against the Chinese technology companies.
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