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Ind vs Eng 2021: Farokh Engineer Makes BIG Comment on Ravichandran Ashwin After Virat Kohli-Led India Win at Oval

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London: The biggest talk throughout the Oval Test from the Indian and the British media was the non-inclusion of senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. While most felt that it was a tactical blunder committed by Virat Kohli – a week later – India won at the Oval. While praising India for the remarkable win, former India cricketer Farokh Engineer confessed that he knew India would win even without Ashwin.Also Read – Barmy Army REACTS to Virat Kohli’s ‘Trumpet’ Celebration; Post Goes Viral

Speaking to Telegraph India, Farokh Engineer said: “Somehow I had the belief that we would win even without Ravi Ashwin. With Ashwin, it would have been much easier… Virat has got a mind of his own and he has proved his point.” Also Read – India’s Predicted Squad For T20 World Cup Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, R. Ashwin, Suryakumar Yadav Likely to Feature in Probable 15-Man Side

Admitting that India is lucky to have Jasprit Bumrah, Engineer called him a great bowler. Also Read – Ind vs Eng 2021 – Ajinkya Rahane Looks Horribly Out of Nick: Nasser Hussain Points Drawback Ahead of 5th Test

“We are very lucky that we have a great bowler in Bumrah. He has got that natural inswinging yorker which is a lethal delivery. We call it the toe crusher and he bowls that at will. Umesh Yadav did well too,” Engineer said.

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During the Test, Bumrah changed the course of the game on the final day in a matter of two overs. He picked up the crucial wickets of Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow. The Indian pacer also ticked off the 100-wicket mark in Tests.

With two days to go for the final Test, it would be interesting to see if Ashwin is picked or not.

With an unassailable 2-1 lead, Kohli-led India now has an opportunity to wrap up the series in style as they travel to Manchester to compete in the final Test of the five-match series. The match will begin on Friday (September 10).

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