Rohit Sharma had heaped massive praise on R Ashwin after his magnificent performance in the ICC T20 World Cup and the T20I series against New Zealand. He declared that the off-spinner would be a regular team member in white-ball cricket.
However, things have changed dramatically, with Ashwin struggling for wickets in South Africa. Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has taken a dig at R Ashwin and questioned his selection.
“I have been saying this right from the start that he was brought into white-ball plans for no reason. He didn’t make a strong claim, but somehow the thinking has changed, and he has started playing for India. So hopefully, India will realize that he is not the spinner team needs,” Sanjay Manjrekar was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.