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R Ashwin Makes Fun Of Joe Root For Winning Tosses
By CricShots - Nov 23, 2018 5:09 pm
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The premier Indian bowler, Ravichandran Ashwin has been an incredible bowler and will be an integral part of the India team that attempts to win their first Test series in Australia. He is keeping himself entertained by tunning into the third match of the series between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo. England has already won the series after winning the first two matches with England skipper Joe Root winning the toss in both matches. In the third match as well, he took the right call correctly and opted to bat at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

Joe Root during the toss

The series has already been decided with England winning the first two matches by 211 and 57 runs, respectively, and they have registered a Test series win on the Sri Lankan soil for the first time since 2000-01.

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Ashwin, who is waiting to catch the flight to Australia for the four-Test series starting December 6, brought Root’s unique record to everybody’s notice and posted a hilarious tweet asking the match referees to check the coins for the toss before their use. He tweeted, “Annnndddd Joe Root wins his 8th toss in a row, yes England have played some awesome cricket, but such a winning streak with the toss is incredible. Dear match referees please check the coins you dish out😂😉 #EngvSL”.

Root won all five tosses against India in the Test series England played at home before their tour of Sri Lanka though they won four games and lost one. After he lost the fifth battle of the luck, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said the only way he could win the toss is by having heads on both sides. In England, Joe flipped the coin as the host captain while in Sri Lanka, he made the calling.

Joe actually now has eight tosses going to his favor since the first Test against India. The last time Root lost a toss was in the second of the two Tests played against Pakistan at Lord’s. The Englishmen will next be playing the Windies in their den with the tour comprising three Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is.