India vs England 2021: Twitter Reacts As Ravichandran Ashwin Once Again Excluded From The Team For The Fourth Test

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Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli, India, England
Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli, India, England

Once again he is not picked in the eleven. This is the fourth consecutive game – fourth of the series – that Ravichandran Ashwin hasn’t been included in India‘s eleven.

Virat Kohli runged in two changes for the Oval Test: Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, both suffering from niggles, make way for Shardul Thakur, who returns to the side after featuring in the first Test, and Umesh Yadav, who makes his first appearance in Test eleven after the Melbourne Test last year. However, it’s the news of Ravichandran Ashwin that has blown up Twitter once again.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Credit: Twitter)

The netizens were in shock as Kohli stuck to his template of four pacers and one spinning all-rounder in Ravindra Jadeja. The Indian skipper highlighted that England have plenty of left-handers and Ravindra Jadeja could make use of the rough created by the four Indian pacers. This comes as a bit ironic for the netizens as the presence of left-handed batters in England has been one of the factors for demanding Ravichandran Ashwin’s inclusion.

Ravichandran Ashwin, the No. 2 ICC ranked bowler and No. 4 ICC ranked all-rounder, was the Man of the Series against England earlier at home.

He was then featured in the WTC final against New Zealand, where he was arguably India’s best bowler in the game. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner, post the WTC final loss, played for Surrey at Oval in a County game and snapped a five-wicket haul.

Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin
Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin. Image-DNA

If Ashwin’s credentials were not enough, the Oval venue aiding the spinners the best of all England grounds in the last county season, and over the past decade in Test cricket, must have got the Indian management thinking about including the wily off-spinner. Although, eventually, they went against it. India would also be bowling last in this Test – barring an innings loss again – they could only hope that the non-selection of arguably their greatest off-spinner doesn’t hurt them back.

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