Ravichandran Ashwin, one of many architects of India’s resounding victory over the hosts within the 2nd Test in Melbourne, stated he considers the win because the most special he has been a part of due to quite a lot of causes.
“Many of us have played for a while now and we have had some special wins but if I had to pick one that would be extremely special is this one for a lot of reasons. This team minus Virat (Kohli), the batting giant that India had over the last decade or so, is not that easy and Jinks (Ajinkya Rahane) stood up and that is one of the finest cricketing knocks I have seen,” Ashwin stated in a video posted by BCCI.
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Not many had predicted that India, within the absence of normal skipper Virat Kohli, would handle to mount a resistance on the MCG, on condition that they’d been bundled out for 36/9 within the second innings of the first Test.
When your backs are up in opposition to the wall, lean again and benefit from the assist of the wall!! Well finished to the whole workforce and what a win that was💯🔥🔥🔥🥳🥳.
Special point out to Mohd Siraj and @RealShubmanGill 👏👏..@ajinkyarahane88 @cheteshwar1 @Jaspritbumrah93 @y_umesh @imjadeja pic.twitter.com/4t8IlxZFlW
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) December 29, 2020
“The best thing that we did was just walk away from that game — in Adelaide — and we said that it was just one of those unfortunate days and the batting unit definitely did take responsibility for it. Most importantly, losing Virat was not easy but the discussion we had around it and the team-building exercises that we did through that phase from Adelaide to Melbourne was very crucial and Jinks was very, very calm and balanced which gave many of us the launch-pad to go out there and express ourselves after that defeat,” Ashwin stated within the video posted on the BCCI web site.
Senior participant Cheteshwar Pujara additionally stated the MCG win could be among the many prime 5 victories he has been part of.
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“I think this will definitely be in one of the top five victories I have been part of and the overseas victories are always special,” Pujara stated within the video.