Angry Fans Attacked Virat Kohli For Ignoring Ravi Ashwin

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Will Ravi Ashwin play? Well, the question regarding the inclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI became a hot topic of discussion. The sensational spinner hasn’t made it to the playing xi so far in the ongoing 5-match Test series. Team India decided not to field their ace spinner for the first three Tests and it worked quite well for them in the first 2 Tests as well.

Ravindra Jadeja was selected ahead of him as a lone spinner in the team which went with four pacers. The 4 pacers have done a decent job so far, however, they were seen struggling to take wickets in the third Test match. For the fourth Test match, Ravichandran Ashwin was expected to fill in for Ravindra Jadeja as there were injury concerns.

Angry Fans Attacked Virat Kohli For Ignoring Ravi Ashwin

But surprisingly, Ashwin was left out once again from the squad. Kohli reasoned that left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja is as good an option against 4 left-handers in the English line-up

Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun was asked about Ashwin’s exclusion and if both the spinners can fit into the playing XI at Oval which aids spin bowling. Responding to which, he said:

Ashwin, no doubt, is one of the best bowlers we have, and its unfortunate that he has not played so far but if there is an opportunity and if we feel that he is going to fit into the scheme of things, they will definitely both be bowling in tandem,” 

Meanwhile, people on social media were left disappointed with the decision of Ravichandran Ashwin’s exclusion from the playing XI. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the decision and share their opinion.

Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj