Ravi Ashwin says he was surprised by Steve’s DRS saga
Published - Mar 8, 2017 4:23 pm | Updated - Mar 8, 2017 4:23 pm
Team India seem to be back in the nets for preparation ahead of the 3rd of the 4 Tests Border-Gavaskar series. In a video uploaded on bcci.in, Ravi Ashwin and Chateshewar Pujara are seen having a tete-a-tete on the ground after what could have been a practice session.
In the wake of the Decisive Review System surrounding the Australian skipper Steve Smith, many from the cricket fraternity are voicing their opinion. And this time around, it was India’s best spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who slammed Smith.
“Smith asking for help regarding DRS is completely unheard of. The last time I thought that happened was in an U-10 game when my coach used to suggest where the fielders should stand. It was really surprising; I have a lot of respect for Steven Smith. And to add on, they were having a lot of chat in the park when we were going out to bat. Its very easy to chat when the other team is down on the ground.”
“I told Matt Renshaw when they were batting in the first innings, that if they don’t score big, I’ll have them for soup and dessert. And I am very happy that happened”
The Indian team is clearly very disappointed with Steve’s unethical method which he said was ‘a bit of brain fade’ But now it is not just the Indian team but also a few veterans from the Australian contingent who are standing by Virat Kohli and refusing to buy what is wrong.
Former captain Michael Clarke was quoted as saying that whatever happened went against the game’s fair play.
”If you look at the footage, Peter Handscomb actually suggested Smith to turn around and look to the support staff. If this was a one-off, I don’t think that would have happened”, Clarke told India Today.