Following his sensible present with the bat and the ball in opposition to England within the second Take a look at on the MA Chidambaram Stadium, veteran off-spinner R Ashwin climbed as much as the fifth place amongst all-rounders in ICC Take a look at Participant Rankings. Homeboy Ashwin hit 106 in India’s second innings and plucked eight wickets on a rank turner as India outclassed England in Chennai to stage the four-Take a look at sequence 1-1.
Ashwin’s current performances in opposition to Australia and England have elevated his probabilities of making a return to India’s limited-overs squad. Nonetheless, legendary India opener Sunil Gavaskar feels in any other case.
Gavaskar is not positive about Ashwin making a comeback in white-ball cricket, with all-rounders like Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja already being current within the limited-overs squad. Ashwin’s final look for India in limited-overs format was again in 2017 in opposition to West Indies.
“I one way or the other do not suppose he’ll now make a comeback within the Indian limited-overs workforce as a result of India have present in Hardik Pandya the all-rounder at No.7, there may be Ravindra Jadeja after which they’ll have three seamers or perhaps one spinner and two seamers,” stated Gavaskar.
“I do not suppose he’ll match into the squad for the time being and subsequently, he can be a Take a look at match participant for the following half a dozen years not less than,” he added.
Ashwin had thanked the Chennai crowd after steering India to a complete win 317-run win within the second Take a look at. Ashwin, the Man of the Match, stated that the ‘Knowledgable Chennai Crowd’ made him really feel like a hero.
“I can’t specific how I really feel proper now, however I’m so very grateful to every and everybody who has wished me over the previous few days. I might additionally prefer to thank the #KnowledgableChennaiCrowd for turning up in numbers and making me really feel like a hero,” wrote Ashwin on Twitter.
The four-Take a look at sequence now shifts to Ahmedabad for the third and fourth match. The third Take a look at can be be Day-Evening affair, scheduled to be performed from February 24 on the newly constructed Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera. The fourth Take a look at will even be performed at this venue.