R Ashwin Reveals His Conversation With Shreyas Iyer In The Middle
By CricShots - Dec 26, 2022 1:03 pm
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India managed to register a win in a tricky chase against Bangladesh on Day 4 of the final Test of the 2-match series, getting over the line by just three wickets on a pitch where Bangladesh spinners were making it difficult to score runs. The veteran Indian spinner, R Ashwin put in a match-winning performance, picking up six wickets and scoring a crucial 42* in the final innings of the match. He had the support of Shreyas Iyer, who played a match-winning knock of 29* off 46 balls to support Ashwin.

R Ashwin
R Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer

Speaking after the game, Ashwin revealed to Cheteshwar Pujara in a video shared by BCCI that he had told Iyer that they would get the job done. Praising Iyer, Ashwin said, “I thought Shreyas had really good composure today. Felt very calm and I told him that we will get it done. It doesn’t matter if we do it in 10 overs or if we do it after lunch.”

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The spinner also took a dig at Pujara, who was superb in the opening Test match of the innings and scored his fastest Test century at the twilight of his career.

R Ashwin explained, “On the other side, Cheteshwar Pujara has gone over the top and has swept bowlers with consistency through this series.”

Cheteshwar Pujara replied to Ashwin stating that he had been trying his shots in practice for a very long and finally executed them in the Bangladesh series.

The Test specialist explained, “You know that I have been working on this for quite some time and it has been almost a couple of years. It has been in all of my practice sessions and last Test match was the one where I got an opportunity to do that.”

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Talking about the Australia series, R Ashwin said, “I am looking forward to the Australia series. You know, we have played unbelievably electric Australia series home and away and I am looking forward to nothing short of a fantastic series at home.”