The Indian cricket team has leveled the four-match test series by 1-1 after defeating the Australian team by 8 wickets and it will certainly boost their morale to a great extent as they have got this win in a condition when nobody was giving them even a chance because Virat Kohli and Mohammad Shami were not a part of the squad.
A lot of credit goes to the stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane and senior players like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja who rose up to the situation and inspired the youngsters also to perform well. With this victory, the Indian team has also silenced their critics who were slamming them after their dismal performance in the Adelaide test especially in the second innings in which the squad got all out for just 36 which is their lowest score in the test matches.
R Ashwin, the Indian spinner, played a significant role in India’s win as he took 5 important wickets in the match. In the first innings of Australia, Ashwin dismissed Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith, Matthew Wade and skipper Tim Paine while in the second innings, he took wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Josh Hazlewood.
After the wonderful victory, the Indian spinner took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and not only congratulated the squad but also praised Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj for performing well on their debut.
Ashwin posted the photo of himself with few of his teammates and wrote, “When your backs are up against the wall, lean back and enjoy the support of the wall!! Well done to the entire team and what a win that was. Special mention to Mohd Siraj and @RealShubmanGill”.
When your backs are up against the wall, lean back and enjoy the support of the wall!! Well done to the entire team and what a win that was💯🔥🔥🔥🥳🥳.
Special mention to Mohd Siraj and @RealShubmanGill 👏👏..@ajinkyarahane88 @cheteshwar1 @Jaspritbumrah93 @y_umesh @imjadeja pic.twitter.com/4t8IlxZFlW
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) December 29, 2020
Ashwin’s wife Prithi Ashwin also tweets that she has spoken to her husband after many test matches and many victories but she has never seen him as happy, satisfied and light as he is after the win in the second test match of the series.
Here is what Prithi wrote, “I have seen/ spoken to Ashwin after every Test he has played and after a lot of wins. But I have never seen him this happy, satisfied and light (can I say?) with a smile in his eyes in almost 10 years.”
I have seen/ spoken to Ashwin after every Test he has played and after a lot of wins. But I have never seen him this happy, satisfied and light (can I say?) with a smile in his eyes in almost 10 years. https://t.co/8f0qUW489S
— Prithi Ashwin (@prithinarayanan) December 29, 2020
What Prithi Ashwin has tweeted is more than enough to make us understand the importance of victory for the Indian cricketers which they have got in the second test match.
The Indian squad may have to make some changes in this winning team as Rohit Sharma will be available for playing the third test match which will start on January 7, 2021. Who do you think will be replaced by Hitman?