Ravichandran Ashwin, the world-class spinner was not included in the playing eleven. This has dejected the cricket fans and even the cricket experts. Everyone has been dissecting the reasons for not selecting the eminent bowler. People were upset with the Indian Team Captain Virat Kohli and the coach Ravi Shastri for excluding R. Ashwin.
India Versus England Test Series is going on in England. The teams are in close quarters. The first match was a draw. In the second match, India won. In the third match, England won the match. Ashwin was not included in the previous and ongoing test matches. This has been criticized by many people. Especially because at The Oval, the venue of the ongoing match, spinners could take more wickets.
Ashwin has a good record in the matches. He has the second-highest wickets among the spinners. He has the fourth-highest wickets in the matches played away from India. He has taken more than 10 wickets in England, which is the by an Indian player. His strike rate of 75 or less than that is also remarkable. It cannot be denied that Ashwin is an all-rounder.
Amidst this, an image of Ashwin sitting alone in the stadium was circulated online.
Fans aggrieved at not including Ashwin in the team have been showing their discontent online. People have compared the players playing currently with R. Ashwin’s performances.
Virat capitan should be removed.— vinaykrishnaR (@vinaykrishnaR) September 5, 2021
Stubborn Kohli failing India.— Saravanan Ramamoorthy (@SaroRam2e) September 5, 2021
Jadeja picked over #Ashwin has picked 4 wickets in 4 matches@BCCI shouldn’t allow an arrogant captain to play with career of one of the great spinner of India#RohitSharma #Rahane #IndvsEng #ENGvIND #ENGvsIND #INDvENG #ViratKohli #pujara #testcricket #AskTheExpert #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/MdTYwthajS— Yogesh Hardasani (@yogjan15) September 5, 2021
When every team mates leaves u alone in your life because of afraid team captain who may drop you if you make friendship with him .. A great pain behind no.2 Bowler in the icc ranking. #IndvsEng #AskTheExpert #RishabhPant #ashwin @vikrantgupta73 pic.twitter.com/8UYH8MCuWM— Ayush Pathak (@Ayushpandit265) September 5, 2021