New Delhi: Team India is currently facing England in the 5-match Test series. In the fourth match of this series, India defeated England by 157 runs. With this, the team has gone 2-1 ahead in the series. But one thing surprised everyone that captain Virat Kohli did not give a chance to the legendary spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin on this entire tour.
‘This is Ashwin’s last tour of England’
Meanwhile, former Team India captain Sunil Gavaskar has given a big statement about Ashwin. Gavaskar has said that the current England tour will be the last for Ashwin. Talking to India Today, Gavaskar said, “This tour of England may be the last tour of England for Ravi Ashwin, because the next English tour of the Indian team will be in 2024 or 25.” Gavaskar believes that Ashwin will announce his retirement by that time.
Virat did not give place on the whole tour
R Ashwin has been sitting out of the team since the World Test Championship match on England tour. The Test series against England has almost come to an end, but Kohli is constantly showing confidence in Ravindra Jadeja instead of Ashwin. Surprisingly, Jadeja has not been able to show any special feat with bat and ball in the first three Test matches. Let us tell you that in his Test career, Ashwin has taken a total of 413 wickets and 5 centuries.
That’s why Kohli gave Jadeja’s place
Captain Virat Kohli revealed during this Test series itself why he did not give Ashwin a place in the entire series. Kohli said, ‘We definitely thought about Ashwin, but in England conditions there is always pressure to give chances to the fast bowler. Jadeja’s role will be more here. Jadeja will bowl a lot more in every match because the conditions will suit him.
England failed in front of Indian bowlers
After lunch on the fifth day of this match, the bowlers reversed the course of the match. Shardul Thakur gave the first blow to England, after which the players breathed a sigh of relief. By lunch, England had lost two wickets and the match could have gone to anyone. But after lunch the Indian bowlers did wonders.
Bumrah and Jadeja did not allow the England batsmen to stay at the crease. At the right time, both the bowlers ensured victory for the team. Bumrah appeared in his form and bowled two batsmen. Jadeja also spread the magic of his spin. After that, Shardul Thakur dismissed captain Joe Root and brought Team India closer to victory. Umesh Yadav also did not lag behind and he also created a ruckus. Jadeja, Bumrah, Shardul took 2-2 wickets in their name. At the same time, Umesh Yadav took the maximum 3 wickets.