Many Indian cricketers utilized the lockdown period in increasing their social media activities by carrying out Question & Answer session, indulging in Instagram live chat sessions, etc. Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian spinner, also made his presence felt on the online platforms and recently he also conducted a Q&A session in which he gave answers of the questions asked by his fans.
One question that was quite good was about the difficulty that teams are facing in getting the tailenders out during the match. Some Twitter users also ask to give suggestions on how to get the tail out.
There is no denying the fact that most of the bowlers have now learned some batting and taking their wickets is not as easy as it was earlier. The Indian team also faced a lot of trouble in getting Sam Curran out in the India v/s England test series 2018 which was won by England by 4-1. In that series, Sam Curran not only contributed by ball but also scored 272 runs in the series including 2 fifties.
Talking about Ashwin, he may be in the team as the main spinner who has taken 365 wickets but in his test career, he has also scored more than 2300 runs which includes four centuries.
This is what a fan asked Ashwin, “Hey @ashwinravi99, what do you think is the single most important factor in teams at times not being able to wipe out the tail in a Test and what can teams do to better that aspect? #reminiscewithash”.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 7, 2020
The cricketer responded in a funny manner by saying that tail should start to bat like tail first. However, he also wrote that times have changed now and nobody is a walking wicket.
Here is what he tweeted, “The tail needs to start batting like a tail for starters. Times have changed and no body is a walking wicket now”.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) August 7, 2020
Ashwin will be playing for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020; however till last year, he was leading Kings XI Punjab. The tournaent will take place in UAE from September 19 till November 10.