As India and South Africa are locking horns on the field for the T20I series, India off spinner R Ashwin and former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs have indulged in a war of words on Twitter. Ashwin, who is not playing for India in the ongoing series against South Africa announced his association with a popular brand on the social platform. He praised the stunning design of the shoes and called it comfortable to use. Also, he called them the best running shoes. https://twitter.com/ashwinravi99/status/965497281398030336 To this Gibbs jokingly tweeted a remark that perhaps offended Ashwin. https://twitter.com/hershybru/status/965515311834390528 Ashwin evidently, didn't like the remark and took a jibe on the former South Africa cricketer, who was fined and suspended by Cricket South Africa after he was found guilty of match-fixing. Gibbs was found to be guilty of match-fixing scandal which also involved former South African captain Hansi Cronje, who allegedly offered him $15,000 to underperform in the 3rd One Day International against India in 2000. Ashwin poked the past to humiliate Gibbs. https://twitter.com/PUNchayati/status/965532871946481664 Gibbs further decided to bury the past and posted a friendly message in reply https://twitter.com/hershybru/status/965523683312795649 Ashwin also understood that probably he has taken the matter too far and invited Gibbs to dine-in sometime. https://twitter.com/ashwinravi99/status/965526145323053056 Ashwin later deleted the post and decided to extinguish the fire he had caused. https://twitter.com/ashwinravi99/status/965533769074589697 R Ashwin has been conferred with 'Icon of Chennai' award on 18 February. Former India wicketkeeper and a member of India’s World Cup-winning team of 1983, Syed Kirmani was all praises for star off-spinner R Ashwin for his achievements and dedication to the game. He added that he was a role model for today’s youngsters and they look up to him. “I have no words to express the achievements which R Ashwin has done. My heartiest congratulations to the would-be legend in the making,” Kirmani said at a function in Chennai.