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“Do We Play On A Different Pitch?” – R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma Slam ‘Pitch-Talk’ By Media

“Do We Play On A Different Pitch?” – R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma Slam ‘Pitch-Talk’ By Media
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Team India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin and skipper Rohit Sharma slammed the ‘pitch-talk’ by the media during the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy. The nature of pitches in India has been talked about a lot in the last few days, especially before the start of the series.

Australian batters failed to counter Indian spinners in the first Test, getting bowled out for 177 and 91 in the match. In contrast, Indian batters did a fine job to put on 400 runs on the board and eventually winning the match by innings and 132 runs. In a video shared on BCCI.TV, Rohit Sharma, and R Ashwin discussed the ‘pitch talk’. Ashwin said,

“Pitch talk is the real favorite topic on social media, especially for touring teams. When you were batting or they were batting, not one ball nicked off and went to silly points. You guys did not look in trouble. What is the secret? Is it good batsmanship or do we play on a different pitch?”

Rohit Sharma said, “Same pitch. Like I said, the talk we have in the changing room, it’s about your ability and what you can do on the pitch. It’s beyond my understanding why there is so much talk about the pitch. Sad to see there is not enough talk about skills.”

Look forward to contributing more for you as a player: R Ashwin thanks Rohit Sharma after his five-wicket haul

All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin had a brilliant outing in the first Test against Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. He took eight wickets in the match, including a fifer in the second innings. This is Ravichandran Ashwin’s first five-wicket haul under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. The spinner expressed,

“This is my first five-wicket haul with you as my captain. It’s been a pleasure actually. I have had a lot of meaningful conversations, and I have enjoyed having those discussions in the middle. I look forward to contributing more for you as a player both as a bowler and a batter.”

The second Test between India and Australia will take place from February 17 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The hosts are leading the four-match test series 1-0, after a convincing win in Nagpur.

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