Chennai’s Super King : Twitter reactions on Ashwin magic

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Ravichandran Ashwin’s commanding presence in the 2nd test has taken away the winds out of England’s sails . From the 2nd day of the 2nd test at Chennai Ashwin has taken over the test match all on his own . 5 wickets on the 2nd day have sent total shockwaves amongst English batsmen . They are unable to find any solution to handle him. And if that was not enough his century on day 3 have sealed England’s fate in ruthless fashion .

When Virat Kohli bats well , its impossible to take spotlight away from him . However Ashwin has done exactly that in front of his home crowd on the 3rd day.  From the moment he stepped into the crease , Ashwin showed positive intent and soon started outscoring Kohli . Towards the later stage of the partnership Ashwin almost overtook Kohli .

Started off as a batter in his younger days , Ashwin is no stranger to test hundreds having already notched up 4 centuries and seemed to have an affinity towards the West Indies in scoring hundreds .

Ashwin’s strokeplay was fundamentally based on the merit of the ball . Knowing fully well that mere pushing and prodding will get him  out on this treacherous pitch  , Ashwin  decided to play positively and put the bowling to the sword . What followed was some excellent strokeplay and some fierce hits and a few close calls as England bowlers probably did not expect such an innings. 

Moreover he has made many English experts who criticised the pitch vehemently  , eat their words 

He is not yet finished as a 4th innings on a difficult pitch with the red cherry beckons.  

Already having achieved scoring a hundred and taking a fifer 3 times in tests lower than only Ian Botham who did it 5 times.  Another 5 wicket haul in 2nd innings will give him 10 wickets and that will make very very  few players in that category of 10 wickets in a test match and a 100 .

As Ashwin prepares for day 4 , we look at some nice /funny Twitter reactions on his 100 below. 

Well played Chennai’s Super King !! Brilliant 100 from Ravi Ashwin …

— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) February 15, 2021

Great things never come from comfort zone and this is great knock from @ashwinravi99Also showed it’s going to be hard batting on this pitch but hard does not mean impossible. Nothing but RESPECT Ash #INDvsENGpic.twitter.com/1S2Wdiv83Y— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 15, 2021

Ruthless performance by @ashwinravi99 !!! India have so many more skilled players for these conditions .. High class .. #INDvENG— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 15, 2021

What an outstanding performance from @ashwinravi99 . The fifer followed by a brilliant hundred in the second innings . Top class

— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) February 15, 2021

Chepauk applauds you, the country applauds you Ashwin, what an all round performance! @ashwinravi99— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 15, 2021

Well, this is pretty special.
Ruthless from India.
Wonderful cricket.#Ashwinpic.twitter.com/WbXZFl4JqD— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) February 15, 2021

Class 100 Simply outstanding @ashwinravi99take a bow .. showing everyone how to bat and bowl on this track.. well done @BCCI@StarSportsIndia #INDvsENG— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 15, 2021


Deserved that @ashwinravi99 #INDvENG

— Isa Guha (@isaguha) February 15, 2021

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By Amitava Mukherjee 

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