Friday , June 14 2024

Can Ravichandran Ashwin become the next Test captain? The veteran indicated

Indian spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is in the headlines these days. Ashwin has recently completed 500 wickets in his Test career. He became the 9th bowler in the world to achieve this feat. In such a situation, Ashwin is being praised everywhere on social media. India has taken a 2-1 lead in the Test series against England. In this series, India has registered a historic victory in the Rajkot Test under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. India registered the biggest win in history by defeating England by 434 runs. Even after this historic victory, discussion has started regarding the captaincy of the Indian team. In such a situation, speculations are being made that Ravichandran Ashwin can become the next captain of Test cricket.

Will Ashwin get the captaincy?

Sunil Gavaskar also praised Ashwin's 500 Test wickets. Gavaskar said what a great player Ashwin is. He always tries to do something new. This feature makes it different from other players. Ashwin was entitled to captain Test cricket, but he was not given the right to do so. With this statement of Gavaskar, the debate regarding Test captaincy has started once again. Who will be the next Test captain after Rohit Sharma has become a topic of discussion. Ashwin may still be eligible for captaincy, but he has become a very old player. Ashwin is 37 years old, so this could be the last stage of his cricket career. In this era, it is difficult to hand over captaincy to any player.

Ashwin completed 500 test wickets

Not only did India register a historic win in the Rajkot Test, apart from this, Indian spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin also registered a historic record in his name. Ashwin completed his 500th Test wicket in Rajkot Test. Ashwin has taken a total of 2 wickets in this match. With this, Ashwin has taken a total of 501 Test wickets in his name. This is a big record in itself. He became the second Indian player to take more than 500 wickets in Test cricket. Apart from Ashwin, former veteran player Anil Kumble has also achieved this feat. Kumble has a total of 619 test wickets in his name. Kumble has taken 619 wickets in 236 innings.

Ashwin achieved this feat in 185 innings

Spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 501 wickets in 185 Test innings so far. His best performance during this period is 7 wickets for 59 runs. Former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar has given a big statement regarding Ravichandran Ashwin. Gavaskar said that after Virat Kohli left the captaincy two years ago, Ashwin was to be made the captain. He is an amazing player and could have played the role of captain with full responsibility. Rohit Sharma did not have to captain in all three formats, due to which he is under pressure. Ashwin was to be made the Test captain in place of Rohit.