R. Ashwin was once criticized for not picking wickets in the overseas tour but he turned the tide and proved instrumental off late, including his crucial 12 wickets in just 3 matches of the Australia test series which India eventually won 2-1. However, R Ashwin was dropped for all the four test matches in England last year and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was preferred over him with his exploits of being a proper batsman alongside with his spin.
Fans criticized Virat Kohli of being biased towards his “U19 days” friend Jadeja and dropping a world class spinner like R. Ashwin. However, one year later, Jasprit Bumrah leads the Indian team in the last test of the five match series and he again preferred Jadeja over R Ashwin. Twitterverse had something to say about the decision and we take a look at some of the best the fans wrote-
Hope propagradists will now understand that was not some ego issue of Virat Kohli for which he didn’t select Ashwin in the XI during last series. It was based on sound Cricketing logic, which is now being used as a template even by Rahul Dravid himself.
— Ricky talks Cricket (@CricRicky) July 1, 2022
In Top 10 wickets takers list in Test cricket:
5 pacers – Anderson, Mcgrath, Broad, Walsh & Steyn.
5 spinners – Murali, Warne, Kumble, Ashwin & Lyon.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 1, 2022
Ashwin- Alexa, play Ashwin
Alexa- You are unplayable man pic.twitter.com/3R3fE8fYw8
— Pushkar (@musafir_hu_yar) July 1, 2022
In a weird Test series spread over the best part of the year, the day one morning online discussion about Ashwin’s absence is a reassuring constant
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) July 1, 2022
Jadeja ahead of Ashwin & this what balanced the XI.!Hope those who were reporting those ego problem between Ashwin & Kohli will understand it.!
— Deep Point (@ittzz_spidey) July 1, 2022
He should go with @ashwinravi99…. I feel!
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 1, 2022
— Raj Mrityunjay (@Rajromantic1) July 1, 2022
— Unnikrishnan (@unni1974) July 1, 2022
Btw where’s the shame Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli, for not playing Ravi Ashwin??? Ehhh.
Oh sorry… No Kohli-Shastri in power, no blame games. 🙈
— Jaanvi🏏 (@ThatCric8Girl) July 1, 2022
No Ashwin but you won’t see any outrage because the Captain’s name is not Virat Kohli.
— Sai Krishna💫 (@SaiKingkohli) July 1, 2022