‘That’s how you bat on dustbowl’: Twitter explodes after Kohli, Ashwin register 50s on ‘beach’ Chennai pitch, Sports News

By | February 15, 2021

‘That is the way you bat on dustbowl’: Twitter explodes after Kohli, Ashwin register 50s on ‘seaside’ Chennai pitch, Sports activities Information

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday produced batting masterclass on a ‘seaside’ Chennai pitch because the duo scored a half-century every to increase India’s lead within the second innings to over 350 runs.  

Whereas England batsmen had been outplayed by the Indian bowlers on Day 2, Ashwin and Kohli confirmed the guests the way to bat on a ‘rank turner’ because the duo tackled the English spin duo of Jack Leach and Moeen Ali with ease.  

With former England cricketers akin to Michael Vaughan and Matt Prior criticising the Chennai pitch on Day 2 of the match after England had been bowled out for a paltry 134, the Indian batters, particularly Kohli and Ashwin produced batting of the best caliber to register their respective half-century.  

ALSO READ: ‘When ball begins to show…’: Sunil Gavaskar hammers critics for slamming Chennai pitch in 2nd Take a look at

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Twitterati celebrated half-centuries of Kohli and Ashwin as India look on verge of successful the second Take a look at to equalise the sequence 1-1. 

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Here is how Twitterati reacted to the half-century by Kohli and Ashwin

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Not solely did Kohli and Ashwin shut critics of the Chennai pitch with their high quality batting show, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar additionally lashed out on the critics for pointless slamming the standard of the strip in Chennai. 

“We noticed how Rohit Sharma getting 150, and yesterday he was getting near ball and batting. This criticism (on pitch) is fairly warranted,” Gavaskar stated on Star Sports activities.   

“A few of them are saying that – however you may have a seaming pitch in England. Australia get dismissed for 46 – the ball retains seeming all all through. Nobody talks about that. It is at all times about Indian pitches, and when the ball begins to show, folks pose an issue,” he added. 

With Kohli and Ashwin nonetheless batting, the Indian duo can be seeking to convert their 50+ scores to a century to make this Take a look at much more particular, furthermore in entrance of the followers. 


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