Ravichandran Ashwin took a dig at former Australia batsman and Gujarat Lions coach Brad Hodge, who was forced to apologise to Virat Kohli for his allegation that the India captain opted out of Dharamsala Test match to keep himself fit for the cash-rich IPL.
Once it was clear that Kohli will be out for a few weeks, Hodge issued a public apology knowing fully well that his riches from the IPL could be severely affected for maligning India's most popular cricket icon.
Ashwin did not take Hodge's name but his sarcastic tweet made it clear as to whom he was referring.
On a lighter note, from this year onwards 30th march will be remembered as world apology day.😂— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) March 30, 2017
Earlier, Hodge issued an apology after facing severe backlash for his unsubstantiated comments without verifying Kohli's physical condition.
During the Dharamsala Test, Hodge had spoken to an Australian channel questioning the seriousness of Kohli's shoulder injury.
"You would hope as a sportsman that he's seriously injured. Because if you miss one game of Test match cricket and you're fronting up the next week for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) versus whoever... you'd be pretty dirty if he didn't front up to a Test match and try and win a valuable series against Australia," Hodge had said.