Ravichandran Ashwin, India’s star spinner, was not included in the first two Tests against England. India played the same spinner as Ravindra Jadeja. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been named in the squad as Shardul Thakur was injured in the first Test. Many former players gave different reasons for Ashwin to be included in the squad. Many veterans were surprised when Ashwin was not placed on the team at Nottingham and then at Lord’s. Now this India off-spinner has revealed for himself why he was not included in the Lord’s Test. He said it was raining on the morning of the second Test, which resulted in India landing with four fast bowlers.
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In a YouTube show called ‘The Kutty Story’, R Ashwin explained his reason for not playing the Lord’s Test and said, “The funny thing is, before the match, he said, ‘It’s hot outside. Please get ready boyfriend. You can play.’ Why don’t you talk about the heat when you are alone? Why did you promise me when I was only disappointed? ‘
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Let us tell you that R Ashwin is one of the best spinners in the world at present. For some time now, Ashwin has been doing well in both bat and ball. In his home series against England, Ashwin took 32 wickets and scored a brilliant century in Chennai’s difficult wicket. Ashwin has scored 2685 Tests at an average of 27.68 in 79.6 Tests. Their names are 5 centuries and 11 half centuries. At the same time, in the same number of Tests, Ashwin took 413 wickets at an average of 24 • 56. His name is ‘ten wicket hall’ and 7 times ‘five wicket hall’. Ashwin is the world’s No. 2 Test bowler. Considering his excellent record and recent form, his place in the squad on the tour of England has been confirmed. The third Test of the series will be played in Leeds from 25 August.