Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir said the England team must find a way to counter the threat from Ravichandran Ashwin if they are to take part in the ongoing second test match against India in Chennai.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the star of the Indian Bowling Unit, as he picked up his 29e five wickets as England surrendered to 134 points, in response to India’s 329 point score in the first leg. While Rohit Sharma made 161, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant also hit half centuries; but for England wicket keeper Ben Foakes achieved 42 *, with the visitors conceding a 195-run lead, which swelled to 249 by the end of day two.
India finished Matchday 2 54/1 with Rohit Sharma unbeaten on the 25th, while Shubman Gill fell to Jack Leach for 14 points.
Ravichandran Ashwin has enough variations to make him deadly against right-handed and left-handed people: Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir praised Tamil Nadu for his experience and variations after his exploits in Chennai on day two and mentioned that he has become so consistent that fans expect him to choose a fifer every time he sees him. play bowling.
“Again Ashwin, world class and very precise, did not reveal anything. He is expected because now people expect him to take fifes very regularly. Many finger spinners do not play well with the new ball. They want a little bit old ball that can actually grab and stuff, but Ravichandran Ashwin; the kind of variation he has, he cuts the ball, he can take the ball off you and he’s brilliant against both lefties and righties, ” Gambhir said on Star Sports.
England need a viable plan to counter Ravichandran Ashwin if they want to make this game: Gautam Gambhir
The former Indian opener, who played his last test match against England in 2016, said if the visitors are to remain competitive in this test match they must find a way to neutralize the threat from Ravichandran Ashwin, who had chosen 6/61 in the first test also.
“We always expected that once he returned from Australia on his own terms, he would become even more dangerous. He has two fifes in the first two matches and with five innings to go it will be tough for England now. It depends on how they are going to survive against Ashwin, because if they are to be in this series in the future, it has to be the way they treat Ashwin ”. said Gambhir.
Meanwhile, after taking his 29e five wickets in testing, Ravi Ashwin equalized the record of 29 players of the great Australian bowling Glenn McGrath.