The Indian team reached Sydney on October 25, Tuesday, for their next T20 World Cup 2022 match against the Netherlands which is scheduled for October 27, at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India bagged a thrilling, cut-throat win against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday and will be all pumped up for their next.
The game against Pakistan was a rollercoaster in a literal sense. The final over of the game, while India was chasing, saw the batters running a single, taking two, threes, hitting a six, umpire giving byes, in addition to the spinner bowling a wide and a no-ball, and also picking wickets.
One instance, in the final over, was Dinesh Karthik was stumped behind when he attempted to hit a wide ball. Dinesh Karthik’s wicket added concerns to India’s chase as the new batter R Ashwin took the strike for the final delivery with Virat Kohli being on the non-striker’s end.
The match was expected to witness a nail-biting finish as R Ashwin batting under such a pressure situation is a rare sight to watch, especially in the 20-over format, and that too in a World Cup game. But Ashwin’s presence of mind helped India win the game. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of the team’s travel, where a candid conversation was captured between the Tamil Nadu players Karthik and Ashwin.
Karthik, on camera, thanked Ashwin as he said- “Thank you for saving me yesterday, thank you for saving me.” Ashwin had a good laugh and hilariously replied in Tamil saying “Ethavadu karutha pesalame”, meaning “Say something meaningful”. Karthik then patted Ashwin and said “Cool and Calm” before walking off.
Hello Sydney 👋
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 25, 2022