Ravichandran Ashwin is undoubtedly one of the most in-form players in the Indian squad. After a crucial 5-wicket haul in the first innings, the 34-year-old all-rounder racked up an illustrious ton in the second innings against England in the second Test. The Chennai pitch which was termed as ‘too difficult’ by the experts, didn’t seem to bother the local boy too much. R Ashwin’s exploits played a gutsy knock of 106 runs off just 148 bowls which included 14 fours and a single six.
IND vs ENG: Ashwin’s heroics win hearts
Ashwin’s exploits helped India get a total of 428 runs on the board. Alongside his impeccable batting skills, the right-arm off breaker got an early wicket of Rory Burns in the second innings. The world is at Ashwin’s feet for now as Netizens can not stop applauding his magificent contribution for India.
Many former and current cricketers also took their social-media account to hail Ashwin’s heroics with his bat and his ball against England. Let’s have a look:
Chepauk applauds you, the country applauds you 👏 Ashwin, what an all round performance! @ashwinravi99
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 15, 2021
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— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 15, 2021
They – Pitch is naat good for batting,nno way can bat on thees.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 15, 2021
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) February 15, 2021
Well played, just a terrific knock that was on a tough spinning surface ! India have now made 614 runs with one wicket in hand https://t.co/vWWcNGrX49
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 15, 2021