'Oh Washi'- Twitter Reacts As Washington Sundar Misses Out On His Maiden Test 100

‘Oh Washi’- Twitter Reacts As Washington Sundar Misses Out On His Maiden Test 100

Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin
Washington Sundar left stranded on 96 [Image-BCCI]

“Oh Washington Sundar!” This is the exact feeling among cricket fans irrespective of their nationality as the Tamil Nadu off-spin all-rounder missed his hundred for the second time in his career.

After having been left stranded for 85 in the first innings of the first Test in Chennai, Washington Sundar fell four runs short of what would bave been his maiden Test hundted as Team India lost its all last three wickets within a space of five balls on the third afternoon.

Washington Sundar and Axar Patel played brilliantly during the morning session as they extended India’s lead from 89 to 160. Washington started from where he had left on the second evening as he went about his business in his merry way. He was particularly brutal against the English spinners as he cut, drove, and chipped down the track with precision.

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Tamil Nadu cricketer was ably supported by Axar Patel, who played some gorgeous strokes during his knock of 43. However, just as it looked like Washington Sundar would go on to make his maiden Test hundred, Axar Patel’s run-out triggered a collapse as India lost their last three wickets within a space of five deliveries.

Axar Patel was run-out at the non-striker’s end after he went for a non-existent run in the 114th over. Ben Stokes then proceeded to do the rest as he trapped Ishant Sharma plumb in front before knocking over Mohammed Siraj with a straight-seamer.

Washington Sundar was left stranded for 96 and it was disappointing to see him not get a hundred despite having played so brilliantly throughout his knock.

Sundar had come into bat when India were in a spot of bother after having been reduced to 6/146. The southpaw played patiently initially before he displayed his full repetoirs of strokes; the best of them being the backfoot punch and cover-drives he played against seamers.

More than his own runs, it was the crucial hundred-run partnerships that Washington Sundar stitched with both Rishabh Pant and then Axar Patel that paved way for India to take a 160-run lead which will be the true legacy of this knock.

Needless to say, Twitter was disappointed in seeing Washington Sundar miss out on his maiden Test ton.

 

Here’s how it reacted:

 

 

 

Yash Mittal

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