New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, and his players might refrain from revealing teh details of teh celebration after winning the World Test Championships in Southampton, but the veteran Indian off-spinner, R Ashwin has already spilled out the secret. In his latest YouTube video, Ashwin has disclosed that New Zealand players celebrated until midnight and even went in the ground and to the pitch where they registered an 8-wicket win over India.
The 34-year-old has added that watching the Kiwi players celebrate in that fashion was “tough” to sink in.
In the video, R Ashwin was heard saying, “After the match, New Zealand have this custom of celebrating with the trophy and a few drinks in the dressing room. It was tough to see it. I think it is the flip side of having a room above the ground. They celebrated until 12. They even arrived at the pitch, and it sounded like a war cry to express their happiness. It was quite upsetting to see as we couldn’t make it.”
Further, R Ashwin also shared the importance of a bio-bubble break ahead of the much-anticipated 5-Test series against England. Notably, the Indian players have spent most of their time under strict bio-bubble protocols ever since the start of the Australia tour in November last year.
R Ashwin elaborated, “We were in the bubble throughout. So, after a long time, we are able to get some fresh air and step out. I have rented a car, and I am just driving around the country. First, we visited Devon. It was a beautiful and picturesque place. We went at an altitude that connected the ocean and the hill.”
He further added, “This break is important for us. We had a lot of time between the WTC final and the England series. Obviously, we will practice, but this break is good. It has been quite hard being in the bubble. We have been in the bubble for 1.5 years.”