Australia vs India: Ravi Ashwin ignores Rohit Sharma who tried to congratulate him
Ashwin has got off the blocks quickly in the second innings.
Updated - Dec 9, 2018 11:47 am
India are well placed in the first Test match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. They continued to bat well on the fourth morning thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara as the lead stretched beyond 250. Despite a collapse in the second session, India had 322 runs in the bank. With the pitch turning, the onus was now on the spinner Ravi Ashwin who had bowled beautifully in the first innings as well.
India’s premier off-spinner didn’t disappoint as he snaffled Aaron Finch to provide his team with a breakthrough. Australia’s openers had got off to a decent start playing out the new ball. But Ashwin came into the attack and started putting the doubts in the batsman’s mind. He used the rough outside the right-hander’s off-stump wisely from where the ball comes in and Finch was bluffed the same way.
He prodded forward in defence even as the ball was pitched in the rough and it bounced suddenly to rap on his pads and brush his gloves before settling into Rishabh Pant’s hands. The wicket brought India back in the game and Ashwin completed the over with sheer dominance.
Ashwin unaware of Rohit
Meanwhile, after the over was completed, Ravi Ashwin was running back to his fielding position and at the same time, Rohit Sharma came to him to congratulate on the fantastic over. But the offie was busy speaking to someone and literally couldn’t spot his teammate even as Rohit offered a shake of hands to him to eventually walk off by patting on his back.
It looked weird at that moment but one would feel that Ashwin didn’t know that Rohit was trying to shake hands with him. For the fans too, it was a funny moment as the video of the same has quickly gone viral and it trending on social media.
As far as the match is concerned, the Indian bowlers have continued to bowl well and have picked two Aussie wickets as the hosts are still a long way away from the target.
Here’s the video:
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