Ravi Ashwin run-out: The Indian spinner was found wanting while running between the wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
During the third day of third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was severely criticized for his dismal running between the wickets which led to his dismissal.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 93rd over when India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hit a Cameron Green delivery towards mid-off and instantly called for a single.
In what should’ve been an easy single for both the batsmen, Ashwin’s sluggish work resulted in his departure. Never looking like completing the single successfully, Ashwin not diving or making a desperate effort further worked against him even when it wasn’t a direct-hit by Australia vice-captain Pat Cummins.
Coming in to bat at No. 8 in the 89th over, Ashwin walked back to the pavilion after scoring 10 (15) with the help of two fours as India lost their fourth wicket in the second session today.
What was all the more disappointing from an Indian point of view was that batsman Hanuma Vihari also gifted his wicket in the form of a run-out this morning.
Trailing by more than 100 runs in the first innings, the visitors are surely on the back foot in the match until Jadeja plays a blinder of an knock.
Ravi Ashwin run-out
Today is the day this series turns in Australia’s favour. #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) January 9, 2021
How can you not complete that run when it’s not even a direct throw! This is poor from India. First Pujara keeps blocking which will never work, then Vihari does the same, then the Pant injury and now this. Test match being handed to Australia.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 9, 2021
Run-outs are a gift to the opposition.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 9, 2021
Not been a good session for Team India post lunch, we lose our 7th wicket with Ashwin run-out by Cummins 😔
🇮🇳 206/7 in 92.2 overs#AUSvIND
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) January 9, 2021
R. Ashwin is probably the most unfit sportsperson to have played professional sport for 10 odd years.
— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 9, 2021
Ashwin is such an intelligent, precise cricketer, but that was poor. Slow off the mark, slow while actually running, then didn’t ground the bat or dive. India have been too sloppy, too often, to win this Test. #AUSvIND
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) January 9, 2021
Run out again… Ravi chandran Ashwin …God have mercy!! I just can’t understand how he survived this long in the Indian team with this kind of fitness, he is lazy as a duck. Get rid of him. Indian staring at another defeat in Sydney. RIP .. Ashwin laziness!!!!!!🤮🤮
— Freddy Thomas (@FreddyT12606401) January 9, 2021
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