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“He had a terrific series” Zaheer Khan Praises Ashwin over his WI Test Performance

Mohammad Siraj was awarded Player of the Series after the second test between India and West Indies, but Zaheer Khan says Ashwin is my Player of the Series” who took 15-wickets in the series.

Zaheer Khan Praises Ashwin over His WI Test Performance

The second Test of the West Indies Tour 2023, concluded as the 5th-day match was washed out due to rain. The Indian Team was on the run for a 2-0 series win, but needing 8 wickets on the final day of the match was not possible with rain.

After the game, Mohammad Siraj was awarded the Player of the Series, after he takes seven wickets in the series. But Indian Player Zaheer Khan did not agree to the decision by the organizers on selecting him for the award.

Zaheer Khan suggests Ravichandran Ashwin should have been given the award. Comparing Siraj, Ashwin had picked up 15 wickets in the two Tests and also scored a half-century in the second Test.  He scored 56 runs including eight fours, demonstrating his batting abilities.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ashwin(Image: BCCI)

“He picked up that 10-fer, he was the main wrecker-in-chief, got 15 wickets, got a fifty as well. He had a terrific series. Virat (Kohli), Rohit (Sharma), and Yashasvi (Jaiswal) scored runs, but the main guy, who helped India get a result, was right up with his performance. My Man of the Series would have been Ashwin,” Zaheer said in a chat on Jio Cinema.

Second Test IND vs WI

On starting 1st Innings, India’s openers Yashasvi and Rohit had scored a partnership century scoring 131 runs before Yashasvi was sent out by Holder. Rohit scored 80 runs off 143 deliveries and was sent out by Warrican. Virat Kohli scored 121 runs off 206 deliveries after Roach sent Shubman Gill out with 10 runs.

Ashwin had scored 56 runs off 78 deliveries and was sent out by Roach. By the end of the second day India had scored 438 runs in 128 overs losing 10 wickets.

On starting 1st innings, West Indies Kraigg Brathwaite had scored 75 runs out of 235 deliveries before being sent out by Ashwin. The West Indies opener Chanderpaul scored 33 runs and was sent out by Jadeja.

Siraj had taken a five-wicket haul on the first innings of the West Indies. Kirk McKenzie, Blackwood, and Alick Athanaze made their contributions with 20 and 37 runs, respectively. By the end, West Indies had scored 255 runs losing 10 wickets on the 116th over.

India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 38 runs out of 30 deliveries and Rohit scored 57 runs out of 44 deliveries and was sent out Gabriel. Ishan Kishan scored 52 runs out of 34 deliveries. By the end of 24 overs, India had scored 181 runs losing 2 wickets and declared the inning.

Kraigg Brathwaite and Chanderpaul scored 28 and 24 runs respectively. Krik McKenzie returns to the pavilion without scoring any on the 20th over of the innings. On the 32nd over, West Indies had scored 76 runs for two wickets loss and the match resulted in a draw.

Ahead of the 1st ODI game of the series which is scheduled to play on July 27 in Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, West Indies announced their 15-member ODI squad.

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