- On account of his unbroken 42 on Day 4 of the second Test against Bangladesh, R Ashwin is receiving praise from Indian cricket fans on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
- The majority of Indian cricket followers on Twitter agree that R Ashwin should succeed Rohit Sharma as captain of their national team.
- While India has been hedging its bets on players without much determination, Ashwin who is the best guy has been sitting in clear sight for years and has been overlooked the whole time.
Why isn’t the all-rounder R Ashwin receiving as much praise as he should be? Why doesn’t the Indian Test team make him the deputy captain of the squad?
We, the onlookers, are to blame for the failure of the first argument. The second one illustrates the traditionalist outlook of the Indian think tank that exists now, which is that they play it safe and fail to innovate.
One never really appreciates what they have until it is taken away from them. When Ashwin hit the winning runs on Sunday in the test match held at Mirpur, it’s possible that this idea crossed the thoughts of a good number of Indian fans.
India's MVP in Tests is @ashwinravi99— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) December 25, 2022
and he should have a bigger role in leadership group. With Rohit, Bumrah having workload management issues and Rahul far from a certainty in Tests, time to give Ashwin more responsibility. https://t.co/QvCXNRntsh
After the conclusion of the Dhaka Test on Sunday, Indian cricket supporters are now asking for a leadership shakeup at the very top. Fans are urging the team management to name Ravichandran Ashwin the Test captain following his all-around brilliance in the game against Bangladesh. This is in response to Ashwin’s performance against Bangladesh.
An innings for the ages was delivered by Ashwin on Day 4 of the second test match against Bangladesh. He scored 42 runs without being dismissed.
The off-spin all-rounder teamed up with Shreyas Iyer to snag triumph from the clutches of surrender after Bangladesh left India floundering at 74 for 7 in a chase of 145 at the Shere-E-Bangla stadium on day 4. As a result of their efforts, the off-spin all-rounder was awarded the Man of the Match Trophy.
R. Ashwin giving #TeamIndia the perfect Christmas giftpic.twitter.com/lDvZdnbkiH— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) December 25, 2022
In the history of test cricket, Ashwin’s total of 42 not out is the greatest ever recorded by a hitter during an effective run pursuit.
He also reached 3,000 runs in Test cricket, making him the second-quickest all-rounder to achieve the double of 3,000 runs and 400+ wickets in the largest of the game’s format.
Ashwin has provided Indian fans with the ideal Christmas gift, and those fans have been quick to praise the Tamil Nadu cricketer on social media. There were even others who questioned why he wasn’t appointed the Test captain in favour of KL Rahul, who had been struggling recently.
Beginning tomorrow in Birmingham, the Indian cricket team will face off against the England cricket squad in a match that will count toward the ICC World Test Championship.
Nevertheless, it is not certain at this time who would serve as captain of the Indian squad. Recent tests performed on Rohit Sharma came back positive for COVID-19. Even the vice-captain, KL Rahul, as well as the previous captain, Ajinkya Rahane, are unable to play. Therefore, the position of captaincy is now up for grabs.
Ravichandran Ashwin has previous experience as captain of the Indian Premier League squad, while Jasprit Bumrah served as the vice-captain during the ICC World Test Championship game against the South African cricket team while Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma remained sidelined with injuries.