India’s veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has recently posted a picture with bowling coach Arun Bharat who joined the squad in Durham a couple of days back after completing his mandatory isolation period. Posting the image Ashwin asked the fans to come up with interesting captions. Team India’s Captain Virat Kohli was quick to come up with a hilarious caption for Ashwin’s post. Virat Kohli wrote, “Let me bowl pls paji”.
Bharat Arun along with Wriddhiman Saha & Abhimanyu Easwaran were advised by the BCCI’s medical team to quarantine themselves as they came in close contact with Dayanand Garani who had tested positive for COVID-19. However, all of them including Rishabh Pant who has also tested positive for COVID-19 have completed their mandatory isolation period & have joined the team’s training sessions a few days back.
Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav & Prithvi Shaw are named as replacements of injured Avesh Khan, Washington Sundar. Suryakumar & Shaw will join the Indian team in England after completing ongoing limited-overs series with Sri Lanka. the National selectors & the BCCI have agreed on Indian team management’s request of providing replacements for injured players for their upcoming test series against England.
Not only with the ball, but Ashwin has also shown his mettle with the bat by playing useful knocks for team India when the team needed it the most. However, in his latest youtube Video, a fan marked weakness in Ashwin’s batting skills.
The fan wrote, “Sir observing your batting for a long time if there is any problem it is the incoming bouncer directed at the body around the middle stump line from over the wicket and short leg, therefore, comes into play while you bat.”
Replying to the fan’s comment Ashwin said that even Don Bradman would also struggle to play that ball. He replied, “This ball will trouble Don Bradman also.”
Ravichandran Ashwin will next be seen in action during the five-match test series against England commencing on August 4 in Nottingham.