The Decision of dropping Ravichandran Ashwin from the current playing XI in India Vs England test series got some hot comments from former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe.Martin Crowe has lashed out at the Indian team management decision to drop Ravichandran Ashwin from the playing XI and compared the treatment to the off-spinner to a “wheelie bin dumped on the side of the road”.
In a column written by Martin Crowe for ESPN Cricinfo he threw a question to the all, “Someone please explain why R Ashwin is now a spectator?” he said that if he was in charged of the selection of playing XI of Indian Test team, Ravichandran Ashwinwould would have been his fourth choice after Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.he said R Ashwin is a banker but yet he is treated like a robber. He compared the treatment to him of indian management with a wheelie bin, dumped on the side of the road.Crowe didn’t mince words in his column stating Ravindra Jadeja’s left-arm spin as “nothing short of ordinary”.He went to the extent of saying that Jadeja’s inclusion in the playing XI “smacks of something extremely odd”.
The 51-year-old veteran of 77 Tests and 143 ODIs said that, India have a tremendous opportunity to topple this shaky England unit,and he thinks and that’s true,To do so they need every department covered. Normally, spin would be India’s sure thing and very strong side in indian bowling.he said,”No longer is that case if Ravindra Jadeja is deemed your best spinner,”
Crowe said, “It smacks of something extremely odd. Jadeja can bat, often flamboyantly and recklessly, and as a leftie at No. 7 he can do some damage. But his left-arm spin is nothing short of ordinary. At best he is a third-choice spinner in Indian conditions, where three are often needed.In England, you just need your one best spinner – something England would kill for – and Ashwin has proven that he should be first choice and should bat at No. 8”.
According to Martin Crowe,the Indian team should pick specialists rather than bits and pieces players in order to harbour hopes of a series win against England.