England vs India: Ravichandran Ashwin gutted after the loss in the first Test
The off-spinner picked 7 wickets in the First Test.
Published - Aug 5, 2018 11:55 am | Updated - Aug 5, 2018 11:55 am
In a rather unfortunate turn around of events, the Indian team ended up losing the first Test against England. They fell marginally short of the target disappointing the fans. Along with the fans, Ravichandran Ashwin also seemed to be gutted with this loss. He was one of the top performers for the team in the series opener with the ball.
The off-spinner picked 4 wickets in the first innings and went on to pick another 3 wickets in the second innings. Despite the best possible efforts from skipper Virat Kohli and Ashwin, team India failed to pull off a victory. After the game, the latter shared an emotional message on Twitter regarding the loss. But, at the same time, he went on to congratulate his county team Worcestershire for their performances in the ongoing Vitality T20 Blast.
Ashwin congratulates Worcestershire
Team India had a great chance of winning the Edgbaston Test against England. Moreover, they seemed to be going in the right way in order to win the encounter. Kohli battled hard in the second innings after scoring a brilliant century in the first. But he ended up losing his wicket at the wrong time and the other batsmen couldn’t really deliver. As a result, the visitors fell short by 31 runs conceding a lead of 1-0 in the five-match series.
“Gutted after a great test match at Edgbaston that dint go our way,” Ravichandran Ashwin tweeted after this heart-breaking loss. In the same tweet, he also said that it was pleasing to see Worcestershire Rapids do well in the T20 Blast. The 31-year-old earlier represented Worcestershire County Cricket Club while playing county cricket.
‘It’s pleasing to see the @WorcsCCC Rapids go well in the T 20 comp here.
#VitalityBlast,’ he added. Worcestershire has won 7 out of the 10 games that they have played this season and also lead the points table in the North group with 15 points.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) August 4, 2018