India lost by 209 runs to Australia in the final match of the World Test Championship. India’s veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was out of the playing eleven in the final match. The team management and captaincy were criticized for not giving Ashwin a chance to play. The fury of the fans has not subsided yet. Similarly, Ashwin himself expressed his displeasure that he could not play in the WTC final.
Ravichandran Ashwin became an important part of the Indian team in the World Test Championship 2021-23 (WTC). His overseas performances have been really beneficial for the team. Though Ashwin’s role has been crucial in helping India reach the WTC final, the team administration has shown no faith in him at the last minute. The Indian team went into the match with four fast bowlers, but this strategy did not seem to work. Ashwin expressed his displeasure about this in a recent interview.
Ashwin said, “I definitely wanted to do it in this final. Because I have also contributed in bringing the team to this point. In the last WTC final, I bowled well and took four wickets. Ma’s performance on foreign soil has also been good since 2018-19. I have put in match winning performances for the team. As a captain and a coach, I am trying to understand these things (dropping from the playing XI). When we played in England earlier, the Test series was tied 2-2. At that time, the team must have felt that playing with four fast bowlers was the key to winning in England. He probably thought the same in the WTC final.”
Meanwhile, some veterans like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar expressed their displeasure as Ashwin was left out of the playing eleven in this match. Aswin also expressed about this. “I felt good that they (Sachin, Gavaskar) thought of me like that. But the truth is that he didn’t get a chance to play and win the World Cup. With 48 hours left for the match, I realized that I am not going to play this match. My effort was to do whatever I could to help the team win the World Cup. Because I’ve done it before.” (Ravichandran Ashwin is upset about not getting a chance to play in the WTC final)
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