Ashwin’s omission a surprise

first_imgR AshwinWhy R Ashwin was not played in the crucial semi-final between India and Pakistan is the question that stumped many cricket bookies and punters.One of the bookies said on Wednesday that they were positive that India would still be able to win the match against Pakistan after the hosts scored 260 runs. “At one time when Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were going well, there was speculation that the score could reach 350 and there were many bets to that effect also.However, 260 was a surprise as, most of the punters had bet that India would easily go past 300,” said the bookie. He added that even after India had scored 260 which seemed to be a below par score, the odds were still stacked against Pakistan. India was going at 70 paise while Pakistan at Rs 1.40.last_img

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