Ravi Ashwin recalls an interaction with a co-passenger following the Delhi Test. Ashwin’s co-passenger expressed regret as the game concluded after three days.
India defeated Australia convincingly in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to retain the trophy. On the third day of the match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Indian bowlers demolished the Australian batting order, skittled out for 113. Ravindra Jadeja’s best stats with the ball were 7/42, while Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed attention to himself with a period of 3/59 for the side.
With six wickets in hand thanks to the all-rounders’ fantastic bowling exploits, Indian batsmen chased the modest target before tea. Previously, the first Test of the event, played in Nagpur, was also completed in three days, with India defeating Australia by an innings and 132 runs.
Recently, Ravichandran Ashwin published a video on his YouTube account and talked about the team’s fantastic success in the Delhi Test. The right-arm off-spinner also shared the interaction with a guy who was his co-passenger with him on the airplane he was flying. The 36-year-old further said that he was asked why the Indian squad completed the Test in three days.
“One of the men who flew with me on the aircraft was like, ‘Why did you guys finish the Test match in just three days? I’m sorry. ‘Sir, two things have changed,’ I said. One is the cricketers’ attitude. People like to play fast these days. “They want to score runs quickly,” Ashwin explained.
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Both of these games shouldn’t have ended in 3 days: Ravi Ashwin
“Nowadays, cricketers don’t want to take their time and then score runs. Therefore, we should not compare the two ways and decide which is superior. We should never make generational comparisons. Second, neither of these games should have finished in three days,” he remarked.
After impressive victory in the first two Tests, India will try to complete the series by defeating Australia in the third Test, which will be contested at the Holkar Stadium in Indore from March 1 to March 5.
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