Ravichandran Ashwin came up with a knock for the ages at his home ground to flatten England and lead India to a series-levelling victory. On a pitch that was labelled as a ‘rank-turner’ and ‘unplayable’ by experts, Ashwin showed how it was done with an excellent display of calculated and bold hitting. Such was his knock that he even overshadowed Virat Kohli with whom he was involved in a wonderful partnership.
With his century, Ashwin achieved the feat of scoring a century and taking a five-wicket haul in a Test match for the third time in his career. Only Sir Ian Botham has done it more times with 5. The likes of Mushtaq Mohammed, Shakib Al Hasan, Jacques Kallis and Sir Garfield Sobers were leapfrogged by Ashwin.
Wife Prithi reacts to Ashwin’s knock
Ravichandran Ashwin’s wife Prithi is an avid follower of cricket as well and she is active on Twitter where she posts her thoughts on the game. She was present at the stadium along with her daughters while Ashwin was scripting history. She also took the time to share her thoughts on her husband’s performance.
She wrote, “Husband is trolling everyone” along with a laughing emoji when Ashwin got to a fifty. As soon as he got to a hundred, she merely posted an emoticon, “<3” before going on to say, “Too overwhelmed to say much. Let’s wrap up this game now.“
The third test between India and England begins in Ahmedabad on the 24th of February.