Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023: Australia lost in the first match of the 4-match Test series. India beat Australia by an innings and 132 runs. R Ashwin contributed the most wickets for the Indian team in this match. He took 8 wickets. Ashwin, who performed brilliantly, made a big statement after the match. His statement has created a sensation.
In fact, R Ashwin came in as the night watchman at number three after KL Rahul was dismissed in India’s first innings in the Nagpur Test. After this match, Dinesh Karthik asked Ashwin, whose decision was it to send him to bat at number three?
‘I’m scared right now’
Asked by Dinesh Karthik, Ashwin said, “I am struggling to bat myself, watching the batsmen while sitting inside. I’m pretty scared right now. I had told the team management that if the opportunity arose, I should be sent in to bat early and the opportunity did come.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 11, 2023
Ashwin is eager to play the role of a night watchman
Speaking further, Ashwin said, “My friend Pujara told me that there are only 20 minutes left. I need a night watchman. I accepted this opportunity with honor. I am really looking forward to going out there and batting on the night. Whenever an opportunity arises, I am always ready.”
Ashwin played the lion’s share in the first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series. He made the opposition batsmen sweat by bowling on the third day. He took the wicket of 5 Australian batsmen. Before that he had taken 3 wickets in the first innings as well. Along with this, he made many records. He also became the highest wicket-taker in India’s victory.
He has contributed 489 wickets in India’s victories so far. He is followed by Anil Kumble (486 wickets). Also, Harbhajan Singh (406) is at the third position. Ravindra Jadeja has contributed a total of 366 wickets in India’s victory. He is fourth on the list, while Zaheer Khan is fifth and has contributed 349 wickets in India’s victory. (nowadays i am nervous said by ashwin after ind vs aus 1st nagpur test win)
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