The story of the block…

Considered it for a while, then thought no it isn’t worth it. But then came across this news article titled – why Aggers drew daggers in which the author tries to explain why Jonathan Agnew was having a hard of time in Twitter and why he’s had to block folks. The reason’s given in the article is laughable, and I was one of the blokes Agnew refers to here

So here goes in pictures all the exchanges I’ve had with Agnew.

I’ll admit the first ever tweet wasn’t ideal , but Agnew had this piece where in addition to (rightly) praising England ( even if a bit OTT), he get’s derisive about India.

In addition to that tweet also sent him a link to this article

to which he replied so :

Nothing further, until next morning when I tweeted this to another fellow tweeter, purposely tagging along Agnew’s twitter handle :

Then Agnew replied back to me :

and we started having a discussion :

this bit about him being condescending I chose to ignore then and continued the discussion

Wasn’t the greatest reply back and he could have ended it here, but didn’t :

put my points across and the discussion ended fine with the above tweet.

The next day of the Oval test, Alaistair Cook get’s out in the first over caught by Sehwag at first slip and Agnew tweets this :

and he immediately follows it by this one :

I of course don’t let this moment go, and tweet this :

Agnew’s next tweet :

And then this silly reply to me :

to which I replied so :

Then for a couple of days things were fine. Rahul Dravid’s dismissal in the second innings by the third umpire had the following tweets from Agnew , the one below as the third umpire was shown the same technology as the rest of us watching on TV :

To which I asked this :

Agnew’s reply below :

Followed by a few tweets from me to him :

Then Agnew tweets this :

A few hours later comes the conclusion to the whole thing. He starts of with this general tweet :

Then comes the next two tweets addressed to me :

Funny isn’t it. He goes ahead, makes a dig at me in a tweet and then when it’s proven to be wrong replies with an innane tweet. Then when I don’t agree with his views and explanations on the Dravid dismissal, he says I’m rude, disrespectful.
Whether the England team act’s boorish or not, folks like Agnew and the British media will ensure that their attitude would make the team the most loathed #1.
As to the block itself, make your judgement folks.

3 thoughts on “The story of the block…

  1. Nice compilation. Would love to see the Telegraph take note of this instead of publishing one sided, poorly researched articles. BTW you missed a tweet where he denies talking about wine on TMS.

  2. This is what reporting should be like – both sides of the story!Like you said, your very first tweet wasn't ideal, but if a reasoned discussion can get under Agnew's skin, then it's his problem… just wish The Telegraph saw it as such!

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