At stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin spoke with the on-field umpire, appearing irritated about something.
On Friday, February 02, at stumps of the first day of the second India vs. England Test in Visakhapatnam, star Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wasn’t exactly beaming. Notably, India lost their sixth wicket in the 91st over (wicketer KS Bharat) when the off-spinner entered the field shortly before stumps.
Entering at number eight, Ashwin faced four deliveries from Shoaib Bashir in the penultimate over of the day, which resulted in one run being scored. He had to accept responsibility for the strike even in the final over, as he bowled out the entire over from Rehan Ahmed and even hit a boundary on the second-to-last ball of the day before fielding the final ball.
At the conclusion of play, players from both teams shook hands, with the all-rounder remaining unbeaten on 5* (10). But as he was observed engaging in a lively conversation with Marais Erasmus, the on-field umpire, Ashwin appeared to be a little irritated. Although Ashwin’s irritation is unknown, it might be connected to their recent, protracted session.
Despite the fact that the whole 90 overs of play for the day had been completed ahead of schedule, the umpire decided to keep play going till 4:30 pm. Ashwin had to step out to bat for the final two overs of the day since India lost a wicket in the 91st over, which is terrible for most hitters. That’s why the spun all-rounder might have been a little irritated.
On Day 1, Yashasvi Jaiswal excelled with 179.
Following stumps, Rajat Patidar, who was making his debut, was questioned by the commentator regarding the specifics of Ashwin’s conversation with the umpire. The 30-year-old, though, was likewise ignorant of it.
At the end of the performance, Patidar remarked, “I don’t know what the conversation was about.”
With the assistance of 17 fours and five sixes, Yashasvi Jaiswal was the only player for the side during the entire day as India concluded Day 1 with a score of 336/6. Shubman Gill, with 34, was the team’s top scorer after him.