India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has continued to launch scathing attacks on pitch critics as his side steamrolled England to win the four-match Test series by 3-1. The Indian team won the fourth Test by an innings and 25 runs, coming back from being 0-1 after the series opener. Ravichandran Ashwin, who earned the man of the series award, wishes to see how Indian commentators react when there is plenty of grass on an overseas pitch.
Plenty of cricketers like David Lloyd, Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, and Michael Vaughan heavily criticised Indian pitches, mainly the one used for the third Test since it ended in two days. But Indian players and commentators like Sunil Gavaskar hit back, stating that they should not complain about pitches and try finding solutions against spin bowlers.
Ravichandran Ashwin said that India’s dominant series victory is a testament to the fact their team is excellent. The 34-year old underlined that the criticism surrounding the pitches was ridiculous and agreed with Sunil Gavaskar, who said that people must refrain from doing so.
“This series win is a testament to the fact that this is a very good Indian cricket team, that is all I would like to say. The criticism around the pitch, all that, the other day, Sunny sir was saying something that makes complete sense,” Ashwin said as quoted by Times Now.
I think we are encouraging them to do more and more stuff: Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin further said that giving attention to such people encourages them to run their mouths. The Tamil Nadu spinner would like to see if the Indian commentators react or put an Instagram post if the pitch has plenty of grass and assess whose fault is it.
“Only because you are giving attention to people who are making a mockery of cricket, I think we are encouraging them to do more and more stuff. I would like to see one day when there is a lot of grass on the pitch somewhere else in the world, our Indian commentators talking about it and then putting an Instagram post, I would like to see that and how the global media reacts to that, then we will know, who is at fault,” he added.