India vs England: Did not find Yuvraj Singh’s tweet wrong, have utmost respect for him – R Ashwin

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin performed down talks round Yuvraj Singh’s social media put up that got here after he picked up his 400th Test wicket within the Pink-ball Test which ended inside two days on a raging turner on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

R Ashwin, talking to the press on Saturday, mentioned he did not find something improper or any hidden agenda in Yuvraj Singh’s tweet that took a jibe on the Motera pitch. Yuvraj tweet did not go down effectively with a piece of followers as they took to Twitter to specific their disappointment. Notably, the World Cup-winning former all-rounder had mentioned if Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble had comparable pitches once they performed for India, they may have ended up with 800 and 1000 Test wickets respectively.

R Ashwin had shared a cryptic tweet a day after the Test, giving rise to speculations that it was in response to Yuvraj tweet and the criticism of the Ahmedabad pitch. However, Ashwin rubbished such hypothesis and mentioned he wished to share his ideas on the mentioned topic and there was nothing extra to it.

Speaking to reporters days forward of the 4th and ultimate Test, Ashwin mentioned: “The reason behind my tweets was not regarding anyone in particular. When I read Yuvi paa’s tweet, I did not get affected, I did not find that tweet trying to tell us something. It just felt like a plain tweet. For me, the state of mind I am in right now, I did not find it wrong.

“I do know Yuvi paa for a very long time, I have the utmost respect for him. Some individuals amongst us have a tendency to purchase what individuals promote, I do not know the explanation why sure individuals attempt to promote sure issues, however it’s clear it is only a notion of what occurs.”

R Ashwin and his new bowling companion in Tests, Axar Patel were on fire in the Pink-ball Test as they picked up 18 of the 20 English wickets. Joe Root’s males managed simply 112 within the first innings and didn’t make the perfect use of an Indian collapse within the first innings as they have been bundled out for 81 of their 2nd innings. India have been set solely a 49-run goal and opener Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill wanted solely 7.4 overs to wipe off the goal.

As the Test match ended inside 2 days, the Ahmedabad pitch has been a topic of intense scrutiny. Even as India captain Virat Kohli and his English counterpart Joe Root refused to level fingers on the pitch for the early end, a number of former cricketers, together with Michael Vaughan, Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss, have lashed out on the wicket.

Vaughan went on to say that India’s victory was ‘shallow’ and that the ICC would look ‘toothless’ if India is allowed to get away with such wickets. Cook and Strauss hit out at Kohli after the India skipper blamed the batting high quality from either side for the two-day end to the Pink-ball Test.

R Ashwin, responding to the criticism, mentioned the discuss in regards to the surfaces is getting out of hand and it must cease.

Notably, it was Ashwin who led the protection of the pitch that was on provide for the 2nd Test in Chennai. England have been bundled out for 134 and 164 of their two innings at Chepauk because the pitch provided help to spinners from Day 1. There have been loads of critics of the Chepauk pitch however Ashwin responded to them together with his bat by hitting a second-innings hundred which helped India seal a mammoth 317-run win. Notably, Rohit Sharma had hit a match-profitable 161 within the first innings as he regarded a minimize above the remainder on a difficult pitch.

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