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“I am so glad you replied to me…” – Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin indulges into sarcastic chat with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ parody account after India’s successful Moon Mission

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Ravichandran Ashwin, the veteran Indian cricket team spin bowler, has engaged with a parody profile impersonating India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the social networking site X also famously known as Twitter.

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The account, identified as @NarendraModiPa, left a comment on one of Ashwin’s posts, extending congratulations to ISRO for their successful Chandrayaan-3 moon landing.

In a recent development, Chandrayaan-3, ISRO’s third lunar mission, executed a smooth landing on the lunar surface on August 23, Wednesday. This triumph has positioned India as the fourth nation globally to deploy a rover on the Moon and the pioneer in landing at the Moon’s southern pole.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi characterized the feat as a “historic milestone,” signifying the commencement of a prosperous era for India. This momentous accomplishment garnered best wishes from numerous cricketers, including Ashwin among them.

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On July 20, 2023, Ashwin conveyed his admiration for ISRO’s achievement on platform X, expressing, “This is a historic achievement. Heartfelt congratulations to @isro. #JaiHind.”

Responding in jest, the satirical account attributed to the Prime Minister commented, “Heartiest congratulations to all Indians ❤️ and a big thank you to ISRO for making this remarkable feat a reality.”

Seizing the opportunity for humor, Ashwin wittily replied, “Sir, how have you been? I’m truly elated by your response to my tweet. It’s a privilege.” This playful retort sparked a wave of excitement in the cricketing sphere, resulting in the emergence of memes that playfully poked at the notion of the astute cricketer being taken in by a parody account.

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A follower chimed in, “Seems like most missed the sarcasm,” prompting Ashwin to clarify the intent behind his response with a laughing emoji.

Meanwhile, Ashwin has found himself sidelined from India’s limited-overs lineup and was omitted from the roster for the Asia Cup 2023, a decision attracting significant criticism. Despite his last One Day International appearance for India dating back to January 2022, Ashwin participated in the T20 World Cup later that same year.