“What A Bizarre Christmas Joke,” England Fans React As Pacer Ollie Robinson Bowls Off Spin

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The England cricket team has lost the second test match against Australia of the Ashes test series which was played at Adelaide Oval by 275 runs. Australia has already won the first test match and is leading with 2-0 in the 5-match test series. The English cricket team is getting slammed not only for its lackluster performance but also for making pacer Ollie Robinson do spin bowling.

On the fourth day of the second test match, the English all-rounder Ollie Robinson who is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and has made his debut in June 2021 was seen bowling spin as the only spinner of the team Joe Root suffered a niggle during the warm-up on the morning of 4th day. The English team is playing without its specialist spinner Jack Leach and when the skipper Joe Root came on the ground, he was having trouble even in moving so bowling was totally out of question.

The English team was left with only medium pacers and it was also necessary to rotate them as the weather was quite hot so the stand-in skipper Ben Stokes thought of making Ollie Robinson bowl spin from one end. Ollie Robinson was quite good in terms of flight and turn, in fact he made the ball turn more than the specialist spinner Jack Leach was able to turn in the first test match but he was not able to create much problems for the Australian batters as he was not consistent with his flight and length, however it is quite obvious for him as he is not a regular spin bowler.

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This is not the first time that a pacer has bowled spin in a match as in the past, many players such as Kapil Dev, Manoj Prabhakar, Andrew Symonds, Sohail Tanvir, etc. have also bowled spin but for cricket fans of the present times, this was something new and soon the micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with reactions. While some talked about the past when pace bowlers bowled spin, few others slammed the England cricket team for making a mockery of the series.

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Well, the England cricket team certainly has many other things to take care of rather than worrying about the social media slamming and it does not seem to have much effect on them. What do you think?

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