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Jallikattu Protests Force R Ashwin to Take Metro On Way to Home

IANS |January 24, 2017, 5:05 PM IST
Jallikattu Protests Force R Ashwin to Take Metro On Way to Home

Chennai: It was a surprisingly happy Monday morning for Chennai metro-goers as India's star cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin took the public transport to reach home after finding it difficult to commute by car from the city airport due to Jallikattu protests.

The off-spinner, who bagged the ICC Player of the Year award for his outstanding performance with the ball and bat in 2016, tweeted: "Such situations dictate usage of the public transport, thank the airport police for taking me through safely!"

The ace tweaker also posted on Twitter a picture of himself travelling in the metro, thanking the airport security.

Protests in support of bullfighting sport Jallikattu have brought Chennai to a standstill.

R Ashwin alongwith Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the upcoming T20 series against England — Amit Mishra and Parvez Rasool have been named as replacements for the resting duo.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
5 4 0 1 9 +1.59
2
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
3
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
6 1 4 1 3 -0.19
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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