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R Ashwin takes a jibe after it was revealed he revolted against Virat Kohli and complained to the BCCI
By SMCS - Sep 30, 2021 11:57 am
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As per the recent reports, India captain Virat Kohli decided to give up the T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup was because the veteran India spinner R Ashwin revolted. Soon after India’s T20 World Cup squad was announced, Kohli announced his decision and left everyone shocked as well. And, now, the veteran spinner took a jibe at IANS on his social media by sharing posts.

R Ashwin
Virat Kohli and R Ashwin

While he shared his decision through a statement uploaded on his social media accounts, Kohli said that he looks to manage his workload and he would continue to lead the team in the other two formats. And, according to a report by news agency IANS, a senior player had complained to the BCCI secretary against the captain for making him feel insecure in the squad as well. Even, some of the sources have mentioned that the player was Tamil Nadu off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

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Here is what R Ashwin posted on his social media:

Here’s how Twitterati reacted:

However, if the sources in the report are to be true then Virat Kohli had an issue with the selectors for adding R Ashwin in the T20 World Cup squad as he wanted young leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, for the marquee event. Moreover, Kohli has announced that he would step down from the captaincy role of Royal Challengers Bangalore after this ongoing season.

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As far as RCB’s current status is concerned in IPL 2021, they won their last game against Rajasthan Royals. After the win, Virat Kohli said: “We have come back strongly in two games back-to-back with the ball which is a great sign. In T20 cricket if you can hold nerve with the ball, it means you are heading in the right direction. We came back and dominated. 175 would have been competitive, it still was a very good wicket to bat on. With the kind of bowling attack that we have, we need a couple of breakthroughs and things will open up. We knew if we held to our patience, we’ll get mistakes from the batsmen and that’s what happened but they were forced mistakes. Evin Lewis’s wicket was the game-changing moment.”

He continued: “Garton did really well in his first game, he was composed enough to pitch the ball in the right area. We have gotten the rewards because we have been confident and fearless. That’s been the USP of our team in the last two games. Through the middle overs, our bowling has been amazing. With the bat as well, we have been getting good opening starts which gives a lot of balance to the team. That’s been the focus with Dev and myself – to get good starts. Everything is coming along nicely and people are making contributions at the right time. We were blown away completely in game one, we took it as a positive. You need to be up with the pace of the tournament. We are getting into the groove at the right stage of the tournament.”

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