Ravichandran Ashwin: Ashwin took 5 wickets in the second innings on the third day in Ranchi.


On the third day of the ongoing fourth Test against England in Ranchi, Ravichandra Ashwin showed that he is not finished yet.

After the last three Tests, a section of critics were pointing fingers at this off-spinner, but Ravichandran Ashwin has given a befitting reply to the critics by taking five wickets on the third day of the match.

And after his performance, Sunil Gavaskar has given him a very out-of-box suggestion.

Now whether BCCI accepts this or not, it remains to be seen.

Gavaskar on Sunday suggested that Indian captain Rohit Sharma should give off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, whose 100th Test match, a chance to lead the team in the fifth and final Test match against England in Dharamsala.

Ashwin is currently playing his 99th test match here.

This 37-year-old bowler took 5 wickets for 51 runs in England's second innings.

This is the 35th time that Ashwin has taken 5 or more wickets in an innings.

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Gavaskar, while talking to Ashwin on Geo Cinema, said, 'India will win on Monday and after that the team will go to Dharamshala for the fifth and final Test match.

I am confident that Rohit will give you a chance to lead the team on the field.

This would be a wonderful honor considering what you have done for Indian cricket.

In response, Ashwin said that the longer he remains in the team, the better it will be for him.

Ashwin said, 'You have a very generous heart Sunny Bhai.

Thank you for this.

Although I think I have gone far beyond all this.

I am enjoying every moment spent with this team.

The longer it lasts the happier I will be.