After the English cricket pundits tried to vent their frustrations on the Indian surface that they believed came to life and started giving spectral nightmares to their invincible batsmen, there was relentless trolling that left the Englishmen in too much agony.
In a sarcastic tweet, author of award-winning travel book, “Upon a sleepless isle”, Andrew Fidel Fernando left the Three Lions in excessive agony. He quoted, “Not only have India produced a doctored surface unfit for batting, they’ve gone as far as producing batsmen who can score runs against the ragging ball the cheats”.
Not only have India produced a doctored surface unfit for batting, they’ve gone as far as producing batsmen who can score runs against the ragging ball the cheats
— Andrew Fidel Fernando (@afidelf) February 15, 2021
India is still piling further misery upon the visitors as Ashwin has struck a fine century, the beginning of which started alongside Kohli. The Indian captain played a fine knock of 69 runs which was aptly complemented by Ashwin.
After a rippling display in the first innings that saw Rohit Sharma and Rahane inflicting torment upon the English bowlers, it was Kohli and Ashwin in the second innings who is pushing the game further beyond the reach of England. Ashwin pulled off a sublime performance with the ball in the hand that left England crumbling like a house of cards.
All the talks about the surface from the English pundits have resulted in further misery upon the English outfit and it will be a fascinating chapter in the fourth innings when the Indian bowlers take the field.
With India amassing 286 runs in the second innings that has now set a target of 487 runs for England, this will be a fascinating contest of which spinner produces more damage on the surface. Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav will also be coming in contention of the scalps once the astronomical chase of England begins.