Former captain of the West Indies T20I team Carlos Brathwaite shared his opinion on Ravichandran Ashwin’s performance in Tuesday’s match of the Indian Premier League 2022. Brathwaite said Ashwin was the reason why the Rajasthan Royals lost against the Royal Challengers Bangalore since the game turned for the worse when he bowled on his last over.
Ashwin let RCB score 21 runs on the 14th over of the second innings when RCB bats. It cost the team its victory over the match, Brathwaite noted.
"That Ravichandran Ashwin over was when the game was lost. But the new ball was key for RR to get over the line. The way the RCB openers played is what I think set up the chase and even allowed a provision for them to lose a few quick wickets and still be in the game," Brathwaite said on ESPNCricinfo.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri also shared his thoughts on Navdeep Saini who took the ball right after Ashwin.
"After the 21-run over from Ashwin, RR should have gone with their best bowler. You need a banker in such situations and I think Chahal should have bowled that over. They went to someone inexperienced. Out of the entire lot, Saini was the most inexperienced one. He went for 17 and RR were done and dusted. One just got the feeling that they lost the plot," Shastri said.