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IND vs SA: There Were A Lot Of Expectations From Ravichandran Ashwin: Aakash Chopra Unhappy With Senior Player’s Performance In Test Series

India misplaced the Test sequence to South Africa 1-2 after the hosts gained the Cape Town Test by seven wickets on Friday.

South Africa’s middle-order was strong with their batting as they displayed intent and character to chase the rating of 212 and win by seven wickets.

South Africa’s victory in Cape Town not simply helped them to keep up their cent % win file in opposition to India at Newlands but in addition crushed the hopes of Virat Kohli & co to win their first Test sequence within the Rainbow Nation.

The victorious South African workforce poses with the Freedom Trophy, South Africa vs India, third Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 14, 2022, © Getty Images

Ravichandran Ashwin scored 89 runs and claimed three wickets throughout three Tests

Tamil Nadu all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin might simply handle to choose three wickets from as many video games on surfaces that extracted bounce and motion for tempo bowlers.

Ashwin’s tally of wickets was higher than his South African counterpart Keshav Maharaj, who received only one wicket within the three-match sequence.

However, Ashwin made an important contribution of 46 runs within the first innings on the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg the place barring KL Rahul, Indian batters struggled to fetch a considerable rating.

Ravichandran Ashwin
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Aakash Chopra mentions what was lacking from Ravichandran Ashwin in South Africa Tests

Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra wasn’t happy with Ashwin’s efficiency within the sequence. Chopra mentioned that the Tamil Nadu participant didn’t make one of the best use of his alternative in Ravindra Jadeja’s absence.

Ravichandran Ashwin – there were a lot of expectations from him. In my opinion, Ashwin not taking wickets, especially in the fourth innings, I think that’s been a let-down for sure,” Chopra mentioned on his YouTube channel. 

“Jadeja was not there, so he was certain to play. He will have to bat at No. 7, so there will be expectations of runs, he played one good knock as well, and made 46 runs. But other than that, did he score runs every time – no, will he score runs every time – no.”

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Then you will have to pick up wickets because that was the fight between Jadeja and Ashwin. If you have to decide based on batting, then play Jaddu. If you have to decide based on bowling, their performances have been at par,” he added. 

Jadeja suffered a proper forearm damage through the first Test in opposition to New Zealand in Kanpur in November.

The Indian all-rounder was present process his rehabilitation course of on the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru together with limited-overs skipper Rohit Sharma.

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