Ravi Shastri "Wanted A Draw": Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravi Shastri “Wanted A Draw”: Border-Gavaskar

Ravichandran Ashwin on the Famous Gabba Win versus Australia: Ravi Shastri “Wanted A Draw”

India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 after defeating Australia by three wickets in the Gabba Test.

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2020-21 was unforgettable, and no one will forget how an injury-plagued India overcame Australia in their own backyard against all odds. Many experts projected a whitewash when India was bowled out for 36 in the Adelaide Test, especially after Virat Kohli returned home to prepare for the birth of his child. However, it was under Ajinkya Rahane’s leadership that the squad came back to beat Tim Paine’s side in Melbourne and Brisbane.

The four-match series was tied at 1-1 going into the fourth Test, with the decider set to take place at Gabba, which Australia had not lost in a long time. However, India pierced Australia’s citadel courtesy of Rishabh Pant’s heroics, winning the series 2-1.

Pant scored an unbeaten 89 as India chased down the target of 328.

What Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed?

Ravichandran Ashwin, the off-spinner, has claimed that then-head coach Ravi Shastri was hoping for a draw in the Gabba Test, but a win was gained because of the efforts of Pant and Washington Sundar.

“Rishabh Pant’s thinking is difficult to comprehend. He is capable of completing any task and is one of those athletes who has been extremely fortunate. He is gifted to the point where he believes he can hit every ball for a six.  It’s difficult to keep him cool; Pujara tried to do so during the Sydney Test, but he fell short of a century. But in this game, Ravi Bhai informed me from the inside that I was seated outside. He desired a tie because the game may be drawn, but we were determined to win “On the Sports Yaari channel, Ashwin stated.

Due to back spasms, Ashwin was unable to participate in the Gabba Test. In the previous Test in Sydney, the off-spinner spearheaded a rearguard action with Hanuma Vihari to help India earn a draw.

Many Indian players, including Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ashwin, and Jasprit Bumrah, were injured. During the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and T Natarajan and Washington Sundar made their Test debuts in the last Test.

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