Dilip Vengsarkar says “It is a matter of investigation” in T20 World Cup 2021. Vengsarkar has questioned the omission of Ravichandran Ashwin from the first two games. After India lost both of their opening games against Pakistan and New Zealand. They failed to take any wickets against Pakistan. While got just two against the Kiwis. The management pinned hopes on the mystery spinner. Varun Chakravarthy has looked pretty ordinary in the competition. He seems perplexed by the logic of picking Ravichandran Ashwin. After four years in the squad if he is not going to play.
“Why is Ashwin being so dropped for so long? It is a matter of investigation. Across formats, he is your best spinner with more than 600 international wickets. He is your senior-most spinner and you don’t pick him,” Dilip Vengsarkar said.
“I fail to understand. He didn’t play a single game in the England Test series also. Why do you pick him then? It is a mystery to me,” Vengsarkar added.
Additionally, Ashwin looked good in the warm-up games leading up to the T20 World Cup. He returned with 2/8 in the last practice game against Australia. Indian cricketers have come under the lens. After the poor outings in their first two games. Against Pakistan and New Zealand. Vengsarkar highlighted that the players looked dull in the opening two encounters.
“The team looked off-colored and players looked jaded. I don’t know if it is the bio bubble fatigue or something else, I have not seen such body language in the players in a long time,” Dilip Vengsarkar added.
Lastly, Virat Kohli hopes of making it. Also, to the semifinals now hang by the thread. They need to win all their remaining games by a good margin. They need to look at New Zealand and Afghanistan’s results for a place. In the top four from Group 2 alongside Pakistan.