R Ashwin praises Steve Smith’s captaincy after Australia’s win
By SMCS - Mar 23, 2023 12:30 pm
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After the Border Gavaskar Trophy ended in India’s favour, where India clinching the four-match series 2-1, Australia managed to win the ODI series, winning it 2-1 under Steve Smith. Though India won the first match of the series playing in Mumbai, the Indian team lost the second game in Visakhapatnam and also the third game in Chennai as well.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

While Hardik Pandya led the Indian team in the first game before regular captain Rohit Sharma joined the squad back for the remaining two matches, Australia played under Steve Smith’s captaincy as the regular captain Pat Cummins’ absence. And, witnessing Australia’s dominating win over India, all-rounder R Ashwin applauded Steve Smith’s leadership.

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Taking to his Twitter, he added: “Steve Smith and captaincy is a match made in heaven.”

After the win, Steve Smith, Australia captain said: “It’s been an enjoyable tour. We didn’t play our best cricket, good enough to get over the line. This wicket was entirely different, we left a few out there with the bat. The spinners bowled beautifully, really good performance. (Turning point) It was a real grind in the field. The way the tail stuck and got us to 269, got us to a nice total.”

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Mitchell Marsh, who had a stunning series and also won the Player of the Series, said: “Natural aggression when it comes to batting. It’s been a lot of fun. (On Opening) I’ve got my little mate (Warner) who’ll come back at some stage. I’m coming off an extended break, worked on a lot of things. Came here really fresh. It’s been great. Hopefully I can have fun with Delhi (Capitals) as well.”