It’s unfortunate that Team India’s defeat in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia has left a lasting impact on the fans and former players. The team’s selection and decision-making have come under scrutiny, with criticisms directed at the exclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin from the playing XI and captain Rohit Sharma’s choice to bowl first on a flat track.
Ravichandran Ashwin, despite being left out of the final, congratulated Australia on their victory and acknowledged their deserving performance. Ashwin also mentioned that Australia had a slight advantage due to players like Marnus Labuschagne having played a couple of matches in county cricket. However, he also highlighted the unpredictable nature of a one-Test shootout, where it’s challenging to predict individual performances accurately. Ashwin praised Australia’s consistency in Test cricket, emphasizing that they narrowly missed qualifying for the WTC final in the previous cycle.
It’s not uncommon for former players to analyze matches and provide their insights on various platforms like YouTube channels. Ashwin’s comments reflect his sportsmanship and respect for Australia’s performance while acknowledging the challenges faced by Team India in the final.