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Ashwin’s Non-Selection Even In 4th Test Leaves Twitter Furious, Fans Show Anger On Virat Kohli

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Ashwin’s Non-Selection Even In 4th Test Leaves Twitter Furious, Fans Show Anger On Virat Kohli

The Indian batting has once again failed to perform in the fourth test match against England at Oval as the whole team got out at the score of 191 runs in its first innings. For India, the highest scorer was Shardul Thakur who scored 57 runs in just 36 deliveries and his innings included 7 fours and 3 sixes. Other than him, it was India’s skipper Virat Kohli who scored a half-century but that too was not satisfactory considering the fact that he is ranked among the greatest batsmen of the world.

In this test match, the Indian team has brought in Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur in place of Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma but one player whom majority of the Indian cricket fans want to see playing is still out of the playing squad. We are talking about Ravichandran Ashwin who can undoubtedly be called the best spinner of the cricket world in the present times but he hasn’t been able to find a place in the playing eleven in the four matches of the test series. What’s more surprising is that this is the same venue on which Ashwin played a county match for Surrey in July and took seven wickets in total in both the innings. Ashwin’s exclusion is also shocking for the fact that he performed better than all other Indian bowlers in the final of the World Test Championship which India lost to New Zealand.

However, Virat Kohli and the team management have been giving preference to Ravindra Jadeja over R Ashwin because of the former’s batting ability but he has not been that much effective as he was expected to be and as far as bowling is concerned, Jadeja has taken only two wickets in the series.

Ashwin’s non-selection in the team even in the fourth test match has not gone well with many former cricketing experts especially because the England side comprises of four left-handers and the pitch at Oval may have helped pacers on the first day but it will certainly break as the game will progress and in such a situation, a bowler like Ashwin would have come quite handy.

The former England cricketer Michael Vaughan who is quite critical of the Indian squad termed Ashwin’s non-selection as greatest non-selection witnessed across 4 tests in England as the Indian spinner has not only taken 413 wickets but also scored 5 centuries.

Michael Vaughan’s tweet read, “The non selection of @ashwinravi99  has to be greatest NON selection we have ever witnessed across 4 Tests in the UK!!! 413 Test wickets & 5 Test 100s!!!! #ENGvIND Madness …”

Some Indian cricket lovers, especially Ashwin’s fans, also expressed their annoyance over the cricketer’s exclusion and here are some of the selected reactions:

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England has also brought in Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes in place of Jos Buttler and Sam Curran in the fourth test match. The series is leveled at 1-1 and the team which will win this test match will take an invincible lead in the five match test series.

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