India’s veteran cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin is currently in sensational form lately. He has turned out to be arguably one of the key performers whose exploits undoubtedly helped the Indian cricket team to reach new heights in the longest format of the game.
The off-spinner was at his prolific best in the ongoing second Test match against South Africa as he once again came to India’s rescue with his batting heroics.
The Indian side was all out for 202 on the opening day of the second Test against South Africa. While the stand-in skipper KL Rahul (50) was the top scorer for the Indian side, Ravichandran Ashwin played a crucial knock towards the end of the innings. Ravi Ashwin scored a quickfire 46 runs off 50 balls, smashing 6 boundaries after the Indian side suffered a mini-collapse.
While the Indian side failed to form partnerships and wickets kept falling from the other hand, Ravi Ashwin scored a quick 46 runs to help the Indian side post a target of 202 on the scoreboard. However, this isn’t the first time that Ashwin has rescued the Indian side with his batting exploits. Here, check out some of the important knocks played by Ravi Ashwin in Test cricket in the last one year:
- 39* in Sydney Cricket Ground against Australia
- 31 in Chepauk against England
- 106 in Chepauk against England
- 22 in Southampton against New Zealand (WTC Final)
- 38 in Kanpur against New Zealand
- 32 in Kanpur against New Zealand
- 46 in Johannesburg against South Africa
Meanwhile, fans flooded social media with their amazing reactions to the batting performance of Ravi Ashwin. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone took to Twitter and hailed the performance of Ashwin with their amazing Tweets.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on the stunning performance by Ravi Ashwin:
Very imp innings @ashwinravi99 key runs. India short but he has given his bowling colleagues something to bowl at. 200 plus was imp.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 3, 2022
The way Ashwin is batting, all he needs is some 18 more runs and he will be able to celebrate his 50.
— Tweets of Bhogle (@TweetsOfBhogle) January 3, 2022
People talk about Rishabh, but real aggressor is Ashwin ?
— Karan Patel (@karannpatelll) January 3, 2022
Ashwin playing Tests for 10 years. Sunny ji still says he started as an opener in club cricket
— Karthik Raj (@kartcric) January 3, 2022
Since the beginning of 2021 Ravichandran Ashwin has scored the third most runs and has scored the third most boundaries for India in the matches involving him. Guy did all this while still being the leading wicket taker in tests since last year.
— Heisenberg (@internetumpire) January 3, 2022
Vital knocks from Ashwin & Rahul helps ?? get 202 on the board in what has been a tough Day 1⃣.
Onto the bowlers now ?#OneFamily #SAvIND @ashwinravi99 @ICC pic.twitter.com/wVuuZRjf3K
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 3, 2022
? for this guy @ashwinravi99 not to reach 50+ #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/t2UVN3xrC4
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) January 3, 2022
Be it with the bat or the ball, Ashwin Anna never disappoints. Just love his presence on-field ? #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/FIE8emcnRt
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) January 3, 2022