India put on a stunning show in the primary Trial of the Line Gavaskar Prize against Australia in Nagpur, dominating the match in a simple three days by an innings and 132 runs. India presently lead the four-match series 1-0.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the superstar, taking eight wickets, while his twist accomplice Ravindra Jadeja contributed seven wickets. Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj likewise had their influence with their speed bowling.
After extensively crushing Australia, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma playfully commented in a post-coordinate meeting with Irfan Pathan that his bowlers would frequently demand the ball at whatever point they were near an achievement.
“All of them is approaching an achievement. There’s an achievement to be accomplished consistently. Somebody is taking five wickets, another person is taking 250 wickets, and another person is taking 450 wickets. Consistently, somebody is arriving at another achievement,” he said with a laugh, inspiring chuckling from people around him.
“I am not really aware of the milestones. These people come and tell me, “Main dhai sau ke pass hoon, mujhe ball de yaar, woh saare chaar sau ke pass hain, mujhe ball de yaar. Mera 4 wicket ho gaya, mujhe 5 chahiye (I am near 250 wickets, give me the ball, he’s near 400, he says give me the ball. I have 4 wickets, need 5),” Rohit said about the conversations he has with his bowlers in the middle.
The captain recounted how Mohammed Siraj had been bowling tirelessly in a recent ODI against Sri Lanka in pursuit of a five-wicket haul.