Even legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar questioned Ashwin’s absence from the playing squad at the Oval.
I don’t understand the exclusion of @ashwinravi99 from the playing squad, who is currently the number one bowler in the world, Sachin wrote on Twitter.
Sachin expressed dissatisfaction with the team management’s decision not to play Ashwin, despite the fact the Aussies had five left-handed batters in the lineup.
As I said before the match, skillful spinners don’t always rely on spinners, they use drift in the air and bounce off the surface to disguise their variations, Sachin said.
Let’s not forget that Australia had 5 left-handed batters out of the top 8, he added.