Ravichandran Ashwin talked about his response to Rohit Sharma’s reward.© BCCI/Twitter
Ravichandran Ashwin was in implausible kind as India cruised to victory within the first Test match vs Sri Lanka, successful by an innings and 222 runs in Mohali. The off-spinner took his 435th Test wicket to go previous Kapil Dev’s tally of 434 dismissals to grow to be India’s second highest wicket-taker of all time within the longest format. The veteran cricketer obtained loads of reward after the match, particularly from captain Rohit Sharma. Speaking to BCCI, Ashwin revealed that he “didn’t know how to react” to Rohit’s reward.
“I don’t know what to tell Rohit. I am very bad at receiving compliments. I don’t really know how to react. Sometimes I can get emotional but I cannot really coin those words when I am emotional. Rohit went out into the press conference and lavished praise on me and I didn’t really know how to react until this morning . At the breakfast hall I said that was very sweet of him”, Ashwin stated.
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In the Mohali Test, India declared after posting 574 for eight, with Ravindra Jadeja slamming an unbeaten knock of 175 runs off 228 balls. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant hammered 96 off 97 deliveries. The hosts requested Sri Lanka to observe on after their first innings rating of 174 – 400 runs adrift of India’s first innings complete of 574/8d.
The guests may solely put up 178 runs of their second innings and misplaced the match by an enormous margin.
Ravindra Jadeja obtained the Man of the Match award for his unbeaten 175 and a complete quantity of 9 wickets.
India will tackle Sri Lanka within the second Test Match from March 12 in a day-night affair.
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