R Ashwin Compares CSK's Suspension to Manchester United's 1958 Munich Disaster

Rufina Vignone
Luglio 20, 2017

India cricketer Ravi Ashwin has controversially compared the Chennai Super Kings' much-anticipated reinstatement in the Indian Premier League to Manchester United's return after the tragic Munich Air Disaster in 1958. United lost eight players, including Duncan Edwards and the incident threw the club into the spotlight and although there have been a few blocks on the road since then, that instance that put United on the world map and sent them on their way towards being one of the most supported clubs in the world.

After BCCI lifted the two-year ban Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, players and staff members associated with the IPL franchise were delighted and began talking about the return to the cash-rich event. I don't know if it's in the same league but surely people in Chennai and fans across the world are waiting for CSK to return. "I hope it turns out to be a good comeback", Ashwin was quoted as saying by Times of India. It brought an end to the "Busby Babes" era of the club, a time when a group of young footballers trained in the club's academy progressed to the first team and won consecutive league titles under the management of Sir Matt Busby.

Ashwin moved to clarify his statements on the social media site, suggesting he had been both misquoted and taken out of context. "All I said was the break will make the fans turn up in numbers when the come back happens. Not required to blow it out of context", he posted.

"Now all those who hate me, please get off my mentions, we will catch-up sometime later when I get misquoted again".

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