Twitter was buzzing for Ravichandran Ashwin after he scored a memorable century at his home ground at Chepauk. Ashwin came out to bat early on day 3 after India lost a flurry of wickets. The capable Indian batsman joined his captain Virat Kohli and made batting look easy on a difficult batting pitch.
Ashwin went after Moeen Ali and Jack Leach as he executed hard sweep shots and never allowed them to settle. The home favourite even outscored Kohli in their partnership and stunned England. After picking a 5 wicket haul in the first innings Ashwin was keen to show his class even with the bat in front of his adoring home crowd.
Twitter Erupts After Ravichandran Ashwin Smashes A Century
Eventually, Ashwin smashed his 5th Test match century and made a statement. Twitter was in awe of Ashwin for the way he paced his knock and took calculative skills against England spinners. Ashwin scored 106 high class runs at a strike rate of 71 and his knock included 14 boundaries and 1 mammoth six.
From Harsha Bhogle, Wasim Jaffer to former England captains Micheal Vaughan and Nasser Hussain all applaud the special Test match century of Ravichandran Ashwin. The Indian off-spinner is now into his work with the ball straightaway as he dismissed Rory Burns late on day 3. England is currently 50-3 and chasing a gigantic target of 482 runs. India has been almost perfect in the second Test and will be aiming to level the series 1-1 as early as possible on day 4 of the Chennai Test match.
“Wonderful from Ashwin. I was beginning to fear that the batsman in him was getting lost. On a difficult track, this century is a gem”, tweeted Harsha Bhogle.
Wonderful from Ashwin. I was beginning to fear that the batsman in him was getting lost. On a difficult track, this century is a gem.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 15, 2021
“Well played Chennai’s Super King !! Brilliant 100 from Ravi Ashwin …”, tweeted Nasser Hussain.
Well played Chennai’s Super King !! Brilliant 100 from Ravi Ashwin …
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) February 15, 2021
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 15, 2021
I have no problem at all with a pitch offering this much spin (hardly a surprise naturally). We prepare green pitches to suit our bowlers at home when deemed necessary so it’s fair game. We should be taking notes on how to excel from @ImRo45 @RishabhPant17 and @ashwinravi99
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) February 14, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 15, 2021
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) February 15, 2021
— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) February 15, 2021
— Andrew Flintoff (@flintoff11) February 15, 2021
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) February 15, 2021
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) February 15, 2021
— Murali Vijay (@mvj888) February 15, 2021