Ashwin reveals about Australian Tour: Team India veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reveals about India's tour of Australia during the recently concluded 'Border-Gavaskar series' in Australia, he was not allowed in the lift with the Aussie players in Sydney. Ravichandran Ashwin said during a conversation with the Indian cricket team's fielding coach R Sridhar during a conversation on YouTube channel.
Virat Kohli-led Team India will soon be back in action in the upcoming series against England, kick start from February 5 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The England tour of India will kick-start in a full-fledged series with the much-anticipated ICC Test Championship Tests (One pink-ball match), followed by five T20Is and three ODIs.
The off-spinner said, ''A unique incident happened in Sydney. It was strange, to be honest. Both India and Australia were in the same bobble, but when the Australian players were in the lift, they did not allow the Indian players to enter the lift, after reaching Sydney, they shut us down with stringent restrictions."
Ashwin said, 'Really, we felt very bad at that time. We are in the same bio bubble, but you sit in the lift and you cannot share the lift with any other person living in the same bubble. It was very difficult for us to digest it, he said.''
Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane-led depleted Team India exemplary well and supported by the ever-present Birthday Boy Cheteshawar Pujara alongside some young guns like Gill and Pant, who stood tall pulled off one of the biggest wins in Test history to leave Australia shell-shocked.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin took 12 scalps and bowled beautifully throughout the series played on the Australia tour. Along with injured Hanuma Vihari in the Sydney Test, he saved India from defeat by showing his positive approach, character, sheer determination, grit, and resilience onto the crease.
Ashwin and Vihari give almost everything as the Indian pair battled through the entire final session with India to cope out with the scary situation at SCG. The duo put a rock-solid stand unbeaten 62-run stand for the sixth wicket. It was a 'blockathon' that lasted 258 balls before both sides decided to shake hands for a historic draw.