Ravichandran Ashwin Reveal The Reason Behind Him Missing The Lord’s Test
By CricShots - Aug 20, 2021 2:50 pm
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The veteran Indian spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin missed the first couple of Tests against England so far as Ravindra Jadeja in the ongoing 5-match Test series against England. In the first Test in Nottingham, Ravindra Jadeja was included as the lone spinner, whereas at Lord’s, Ishant Sharma came in as a replacement of Shardul Thakur, and yet again there was no room for Ashwin. This surprised the cricketing fraternity as there were rounds of debate.

R Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

The off-spinner has now shared the reason behind him missing the first two Tests and put an end to all questions swirling in the wind. In his YouTube show, ‘Kutti Story’, with fielding coach R Sridhar, RAshwin asserted that there were certain chances of him playing the Lord’s Test. The weather seemed warm and the conditions also appeared to be a bit drier before the game started. However after it rained in the morning, Team India decided to go with the combination of four pacers.

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Describing the same, R Ashwin said, “The funny thing was, before the match, they were like, ‘There’s a heatwave. You please be ready mate. You might play.’ Upon coming to breakfast in the morning, rains started lashing out. I asked, ‘Won’t you tell about heatwave after it came? Why gave me hope only for it to end in disappointment!”

R Ashwin
R Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is currently standing at second place in the ICC bowlers rankings and has been in the form of his life over the past few months. He was impressive Down Under and then continued the momentum further in the home series as well. He scalped as many as 32 wickets and smashed a belligerent century on a challenging batting track in Chennai against England. 

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About the Test series, rain played spoilsport on Day 5 of the first Test which resulted in a draw. However, the Indian team registered a thrilling victory over England in the second Test match by 151 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series. The teams now would be raring for the third Test match at Headingly starting August 25.