While reviewing the Test series between India and New Zealand, former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has stated that he was often surprised by R Ashwin’s repeated exclusion from the Playing XI during Ravi Shastri – Virat Kohli era.
Butt made this comment when a fan asked him about Ashwin’s ouster during the last Test series in England.
“Well, what can we say? We kept saying he should have been played. I say this time and again, he is as good as anybody with the ball as a spinner. Probably even the best spinner at the moment. Why didn’t he play? Only coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli can answer that better,” opined Butt.