Lishabalele iphupho lika-Ashwin lokudlala ku-T20 World Cup ekhaya

Sphiwe Masilela

Lishabalele iphupho lomdlali wekhilikithi waseNdiya uRavichandran Ashwin lokudlala eNdebeni yoMhlaba ye-Twenty20 emhlabathini wasekhaya ngasekupheleni kwalo nyaka lingahlala linjalo nje – liyiphupho.

USkipper Virat Kohli uthe ayikho indawo yomdlali owaqopha umlando eqenjini lase-India, njengamanje elidlala imidlalo emihlanu ye-T20 ne-England ngoba uWashington Sundar ubevele enza kahle kuleli qembu endimeni efanayo.

“UWashington usasebenza kahle kakhulu kithina,” kusho uKohli.

“Ngeke ube nabadlali ababili abadlala endaweni eyodwa ngaphandle uma uWashington eba nesizini esabekayo.”

USundar udlale umdlalo wakhe wokuqala eqhudelana ne-Australia kulo nyaka futhi wahlabeka umxhwele ngebhande ngesikhathi kuqhubeka i-England ngama-85 no-96 engakahlulwa.

Kodwa u-Ashwin uthathe amawikhethi ayi-13 emidlalweni eyi-15 kwi-Indian Premier League yangonyaka odlule, waxosha abanjengoKohli noChris Gayle.

Ngobuhlakani bakhe bokuphotha ubuye wasiza i-India ukunqoba ngo-3-1 ochungechungeni lwama-test lwakamuva ibhekene ne-England.

Ushaye i-century ekunqobeni kwe-India emdlalweni wesibili e-Chennai futhi uthathe i-wicket yakhe yama-400 yokuhlolwa kwe-test yesithathu e-Ahmedabad, okuyi-test esheshayo kuleso sici sanoma yimuphi umuntu ophosayo waseNdiya ngokuya ngemidlalo.

Abaphosayo abathathu kuphela baseNdiya abathathe amawikhethi amaningi kuno-Ashwin kwikhilikithi ye-test, bonke yilabo abathathe umhlalaphansi.

I-India kulindeleke isingathe iNdebe yoMhlaba ye-T20 phakathi kukaMfumfu noLwezi.