The visiting team India are currently well placed in the ongoing Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. The batsman became cautious in the second innings and put 307 runs on board. As a result, they gave Australia a target of 323 to win the Test.
Cheteshwar Pujara (71) and Ajinkya Rahane (70) controlled the innings for the visitors. It was now on the shoulders of Ashwin, who had bowled beautifully in the first innings.
The premier off-spinner did not disappoint as he dismissed Aaron Finch and immediately gave the breakthrough.
The openers got a decent start with the new ball, but Ashwin came and laid waste to all their calculations. He used the rough patch outside the off-stump and dismissed Finch.
Finch prodded forward to defend the ball, but was undone by the extra bounce from the rough patch. The ball brushed his pads and gloves on the way and settled in Rishabh Pant’s hands. Ashwin bowled the entire over with dominance and India came back into the game.
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Ashwin was unaware of Rohit’s congratulatory offering
Meanwhile after the over ended, Ashwin was hastily running back to his fielding position. He was also busy speaking to someone else.
At that moment Rohit came up to congratulate him on the fantastic over. However Ashwin couldn’t spot that his teammate was offering to shake his hand.
As Ashwin was busy talking, he did not see Rohit coming towards him to congratulate him. The Hitman eventually walked off after patting his back.
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It was a weird moment but one could understand that Ashwin didn’t do that intentionally. However it was a very funny moment for the fans and video of the incident went viral instantly.
As far as the match is concerned, Ashwin picked another wicket as Australia ended the fourth day with 104/4. India are currently 6 wickets away from their first win at Adelaide after 15 years.