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IND vs NZ Live: R Ashwin back in controversy again: India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin landed yet again in a controversy on Day 3 of the Kanpur Test. Ashwin was seen arguing with the on-field umpires after allegedly blocking Nitin Menon’s vision in his follow-through. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates

Nitin Menon was seen having a long chat with R Ashwin about his follow-through when the off-spinner went across the stumps from round the wicket and India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane too joined the conversation.

Also read: IND vs NZ Live Score Day 3: India fight back after Latham-Young domination; NZ 197/2– Follow Live Updates

IND vs NZ Live: R Ashwin back in controversy, argues with umpire after obstructing his vision- Watch video


The incident took place in the 77th over of New Zealand’s innings. R Ashwin who was bowling round the wicket earlier went across the stumps and umpire Nitin Menon was seen having a chat with him.

As per the on-air commentary, the discussion was about R Ashwin coming in the line of the non-striker and obstructing him to take off for a quick single along with obstructing the vision of the umpire in his follow-through.

It has been learned that Ashwin has had repeated arguments with umpires on obstructing vision and Rahul Dravid then spoke to the match referee Srinath on the incident too.

IND vs NZ Live: R Ashwin back in controversy, argues with umpire after obstructing his vision- Watch video

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Ravichandran Ashwin – joint leading wicket-taker in tests in 2021:

Meanwhile, R Ashwin – who has been in a prolific form, especially in the red-ball games, equaled Pakistan’s pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi’s record of 39 wickets to become the joint leading wicket-taker in Test cricket in 2021.

Both R Ashwin & Shaheen Shah Afridi have picked up 39 wickets so far in 2021 in Test cricket. Pakistan’s Hasan Ali is third on the list with 37 wickets.

Player Mat Inns Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 8* 14 39 6/51 10-94 18.87 2.84 39.8 2 1
R Ashwin (INDIA) 7* 13 39 6/61 9/207 19.02 2.55 44.6 3 0
Hasan Ali (PAK) 7* 13 37 5/27 10/114 15.4 2.99 30.8 5 1
JM Anderson (ENG) 10 18 32 6/40 6/46 23.4 2.21 63.3 2 0
OE Robinson (ENG) 5 10 28 5/65 7/81 19.6 2.63 44.6 2 0

 

Meanwhile, the umpiring in the ongoing Kanpur Test has been pretty ordinary so far. A total of 6 decisions from the on-field umpires – Nitin Mennon and Virender Sharma – have been overturned, including 3 alone against New Zealand opener Tom Latham. The Kiwi opener was given out thrice on Day 1 by the on-field umpires on his way to fifty. However, Latham survived on all occasions with the help of DRS.

Former India opener and now a cricket analyst and commentator Aakash Chopra took to Twitter to show disappointment to the dismal umpiring.


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