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India vs Pakistan: Why did Shardul Thakur pick Ravichandran Ashwin, giving him just 2 to bowl, fans ask – Magazine Creations

Even as India’s bowlers dominated Pakistan in the ODI World Cup match in Ahmedabad on October 14, a section of fans were not amused by the team’s decision to select pacer Shardul Thakur in the playing XI instead of spinner Ravidendran Ashwin.

Thakur, who played the role of the third main seamer of the Indian bowling attack after Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, got only two catches of the ball. Some Internet users wondered why it was so little exploited.

Instead, skipper Rohit Sharma was seen selecting all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is considered the sixth player in the team. Pandya was given 6 overs to play in the match.

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While Pandya picked up one wicket for 34 runs from his spell, Thakur remained wicket-less from 2, while conceding 12 runs.

Here’s how some fans reacted:

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