Ajit Agarkar has criticized the Delhi Capitals‘ decision to send R Ashwin against Chennai Super Kings. Ajit Agarkar has criticized the DC decision to send R Ashwin. Ahead of Shimron Hetmyer during their run chase against the Chennai Super Kings. Ashwin strolled into bat at the drop of Patel’s wicket within the Indian Premier League clash. Delhi Capitals management needed to keep a left-right batting combination. Moreover, within the center with Shikhar Dhawan is already at the other end.
Ajit Agarkar was not in understanding with the Delhi Capitals’ choice. Moreover, to downgrade Shimron Hetmyer within the batting order. This can be amid a discussion on Star Sports.
“I obviously don’t agree. They sent a right-hander because Moeen Ali’s two or three overs were left. When you play a batsman, it is not good for his confidence as well if you don’t show confidence in him. I don’t think sending Ashwin was the right call,” Ajit Agarkar said.
R Ashwin was castled by Shardul Thakur. After scoring just two runs in the matches. Dhawan followed him to the pavilion in the same over to put immense on Shimron Hetmyer. And then the rest of the Delhi Capitals batsmen.
“I cannot tell you what could be the thinking behind it because he is your main batsman. You have played him ahead of Smith in the playing XI and you send Ashwin ahead of him. You could have sent him before Axar,” Gautam Gambhir said.
Lastly, Gautam Gambhir added that a quality southpaw should be able to counter. Also, the threat of an off-spinner in the form of Moeen Ali.
“If you keep him so low down the order, you are putting more pressure on him. A quality batsman will play well against off-spin. When he came to bat, he played off-spin that time as well. So it would have been better if you had sent him earlier, he would have got more time and you could have had an easier win,” Gambhir added.