Ravichandran Ashwin hit a sensational century against England on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test match in Chennai, sparking memes galore on social media. R Ashwin's hundreds comes even as former cricketers like Michael Vaughan of England criticised the pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Mr Vaughan had slammed the surface as unacceptable for Test Match level, deeming it a "shocker".
"It's entertaining cricket as things are happening all the time but let's be honest this Pitch is a shocker .. Not making any excuses as India have been better but this isn't a Test Match 5 day prepared Pitch ... #INDvENG," he tweeted yesterday.
Indian cricket fans took as much joy in R Ashwin's fifth Test hundred this afternoon as in reminding Mr Vaughan that the century was hit on the same pitch he had complained about.
????????????????????????????: it's a bad pitch— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) February 15, 2021
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Ashwin is so good, he is one in a Tamillion.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) February 15, 2021
“They are still talking about the pitch” pic.twitter.com/FP7u6rWiIq— Vasanth???? (@gully_point) February 15, 2021
First makes opposition complain about the pitch while bowling, then shows them how to play on the same pitch while batting. pic.twitter.com/KduFXhEovh— The Educated Moron (@EducatedMoron) February 15, 2021
Michael Vaughan himself praised Ashwin in a tweet shared this afternoon
Businessman Harsh Goenka was among those who tweeted about the pitch
While former cricketer Harbhajan Singh and actor Riteish Deshmukh praised the cricketer
Murali Vijay and Wasim Jaffer also tweeted congratulatory messages to R Ashwin
Ashwin slammed 106 runs, to wrap up India's second innings at 286 after 85.5 overs. Ashwin's knock consisted of 14 fours and a six in a steady partnership with Virat Kohli.Click for more trending news