After the loss in the First Test against England ,a commanding and comprehensive victory for Team India with the margin of 317 runs which is almost ahead of 90 on comparison with the First Test Match loss, there was a lot of criticism on Virat Kohli captaincy that he should step down on his captaincy, since he did not win any test matches for past four matches after the series sweep against NewZealand and he was not able to deliver best in Test matches.In the very next match , he replied back in action wth mammoth victory .
Truly the hero of the match is local guy namma ooru singam Ravichandran Ashwin with his first Innings five wicket haul and an extraordinary century with the Bat in second Innings in front of his Home ground where he started his test career was so special for both Team India and crowd, especially the chants “Ashwin Ashwin “ over the stands were almost equal to the chants of “ SachinSachin”, even Virat Kohli enjoyed the crowd chants for Ashwin . We can proudly say Ashwin was one of the best players produced in Tamil Nadu , he will complete the mark of 400 Wickets in Test Cricket before this series .Truly he deserves a stand in this stadium end , probable the end (Anna Pavilion end)he bowled should be renamed as Ashwin Pavilion End that will be the perfect honour for this champion player .Also, he was the player of the Decade honoured by ICC.
It’s a complete Team victory, Rohit Sharma’s 161 played an important role in the match to get lead on the second Innings .His sweep shots against England bowlers were treat to watch and his comeback to this format is a positive sign for team before ICC Test Championship final at Lords. Rishabh Pant wicket keeping skills improved better than his previous matches which is one of the greatest positive signs for Team India in upcoming Test Matches, now he will be ready to get back to his limited over series with his skills.
And there is One more player who played his role perfectly was Axar Patel, his line and length towards the batsman especially ,the wicket of root in both innings who was in prime form is not an easy thing in debut match , probably Team India missed his service due to Injury ,his support on the other end and his fielding ability shown his importance and a perfect like for like replacement Ravindra Jadeja in this Team. After a long wait, he got a chance to Team India in Test Matches and he utilised his role in a perfect way .Team Bonding and their efforts is one of the main reason for Team India’s comeback after the losses starting from 36 run in adelide in Australia , especially in this test match Siraj Celebration for Ashwin’s Century is one of the main example for this Team Bonding which shows his selfless characters .
Finally, an add on and emotional message from Ashwin to the Knowledgeable Chennai Crowd in his own language was so special for Day 4 crowd in the stadium , he dedicates his performance to this crowd who were intelligent in Cricket which was one of the goosebumps moments for the crowd . With this victory, Chepauk become the most successful venue for Team India in Test Matches .