“Come on! Who makes all these rules?” -When an irritated Ravichandran Ashwin lashed back at an England journalist over the ‘excellent Test wicket’ question.
When an irritated Ravichandran Ashwin lashed back at an England journalist over the ‘excellent Test wicket’ question
Pitches usually tend to get notice when a Test match is played in India, as players such as Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have established a practice of racing past opponents.
The present Test series between India and England is no exception, although ‘Bazball’ appears to be the main focus right now.
However, in 2021, the surfaces used for the India versus England series received a lot of attention, with veteran cricketers from the visiting team making disparaging remarks about the condition of the pitches on offer.
For the record, India dominated the four-match series, winning 3-1. Ashwin took the most wickets with 32, while Axar Patel grabbed 27 on his Test debut.
At a press conference following India’s Day-Night Test victory over England in Ahmedabad, a member of the English media questioned Ashwin whether he thought the Ahmedabad pitch was a ‘decent Test wicket’ and if there was a ‘battle between bat and ball
The fourth Test of the 2021 series took place in Ahmedabad, and India won by an innings and 25 runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin is one shy of 500 test wickets
Ashwin has had a mixed performance in the recent India-England series. The 37-year-old has nine wickets at an average of 36.33 in two Tests.
The off-spinner took six wickets in the first Test in Hyderabad and three in the second at Visakhapatnam.