Ravichandran Ashwin comes in support of Rohit Sharma's 'broadcasters should be more responsible while putting out facts' statement
Ashwin agreed with what Rohit said about the necessity of being responsible when informing to the public about the numbers and stats of a player.
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India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin came in the support of Rohit Sharma after the Indian skipper expressed his frustration with broadcasters, who were talking about his three-year-wait for his ODI century after his knock of 101 runs off 85 balls in the final ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand.
Ashwin said that he totally relates to what his skipper spoke about the necessity of being responsible when informing to public about the numbers and stats. The 36-year-old also said that certain factors like the break during the Covid-19 should be considered before saying that certain batter has gone without a ton for these many years. He also mentioned how the likes of Rohit and Kohli were always in the news for not getting the centuries regularly like they used to in the past.
Rohit Sharma raised a beautiful topic about broadcasters: Ravichandran Ashwin
"Rohit Sharma raised a beautiful topic about broadcasters, saying that they should be responsible when it comes to putting out facts to the common people. I have spoken a lot about this perception, how it can formulate into an opinion," said Ashwin on his Youtube channel.
"If we look back, for quite a long time, people were speaking about Virat Kohli, that it was 4 years for him without a hundred. But if you ask the concerned person, he would say 'in those 4 years, 8 months were pandemic, then I took my break'. He would be able to tell you correctly,” he further added.
"If you keep on telling that there was a 3 year-gap, 4-year gap to the fans... fans, who are keen, and selectors and others who are part of the system, they know what's the truth. But if you look at a commoner's perspective, if you force such information on them, they would think 'yeah, he hasn't scored runs. So many new ones are scoring. Remove him. That's why Rohit Sharma said the broadcasters should deal with such things more responsibly," Ashwin concluded.
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