2nd Test: R Ashwin takes DRS after getting bowled on day 2, gets trolled on internet
- Ashwin went on to take a review after being bowled
- The incident happened on the penultimate delivery of the second over on Day 2 of the Mumbai Test
- It was a slower one from Patel which drifted inside and beat Ashwin's defence
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday had a brain fade moment in the middle of the pitch while batting during India's first innings on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against New Zealand. During the match, Ashwin went on to take a review after being bowled while many were left baffled by the spinner's decision.
The incident happened on the penultimate delivery of the second over on Day 2 of the Mumbai Test.
Spinner Ajaz Patel, who has been bowling brilliantly, picked up the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha on the previous delivery and cleaned up Ashwin on the next ball.
It was a slower one from Patel which drifted inside and beat Ashwin's defence to crash into the stumps.
Ashwin might have thought the New Zealand players were celebrating a stump out decision and ended up signalling for DRS to everyone's surprise. Ashwin's brain-fade moment soon became a talking point on social media with many trolling the Indian spinner for his decision.
Meanwhile, Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg also took a dig at Ashwin for his decision to review and shared a meme with the caption - "Ashwin reviews being bowled?????".
In another tweet, Hogg slandered the Indian spinner for wasting a review for Team India in the Test match and stated that a batter should consult his partner at the non-striker's end before opting for a review.
"Surely India lose a review with Ashwin reviewing being bowled. If your unsure of why your out you consult your partner not be given a hint by the umpire," said Hogg.