Former captain of india Sunil Gavaskar Australian captain on Monday sacking Ravichandran Ashwin during the third Test match Tim pen Criticized that his conduct as a captain was ‘inappropriate’ and this could lead to him losing his captaincy.
Australia’s superb bowling attack could not bother the Indian batting much on the fifth day even after trying their best. The Indian batsmen played patiently and drew the third Test. Gavaskar told India Today, ‘I don’t know, I’m not an Australian selector, but he has days left as a captain. You allow the Indian team to bat for 130 overs without taking more (wickets). This is a very good Australian bowling attack. You could change the bowling, change the result by putting the fielders in the right place.
Penn himself also took a catch off Hanuma Vihari (23 not out off 161 balls), who shared an unbroken 62-run partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin (39 not out off 128 balls), batting over 42 overs to draw the match.
Penn snubbed Ashwin in frustration in the last session but this distracted him and distracted Vihari’s catch. Gavaskar said, “Tim Paine was more interested in talking to the batsman than making changes to his fielders and bowling.” I will not be surprised if there is a change in the Australian captaincy after the end of the series.
Penn took three catches in this match. Prior to Vihari, he donated life twice to Rishabh Pant. Gavaskar said, ‘You are giving up easy catches. Twice the ball took the outside edge of Rishabh Pant’s bat, it was not a difficult catch. He could have allowed Vihari’s catch to the slip fielder.