R Ashwin on Virat Kohli Catch Drop: R Ashwin watched the entire batting of Team India standing at one place in the India-Australia World Cup match played last night. He himself told this after the match. He told that after Team India narrowly escaped with back to back wickets falling and Virat Kohli being out for 12 runs, he did not move from his place.
After the match was over, Ashwin said, ‘When I saw Virat Kohli’s catch in the air, I ran out of the dressing room. I was thinking that I should wake up only when all this is over. Then I heard the crowd shouting and I returned to the dressing room. After this I watched the entire match from the same place. My legs are hurting now.
Virat Kohli’s catch was dropped on 12 runs.
It is noteworthy that while chasing 200 runs, Team India had lost three wickets for just two runs. After this, Virat Kohli narrowly escaped on a ball from Mitchell Starc at a total of 20 runs. He played a shot in the air and Mitchell Marsh dropped his catch. At that time Kohli was playing on just 12 runs. If Kohli had also been out here, it would have been difficult for Team India to make a comeback. Let us tell you that Virat later played an inning of 85 runs.
I thought Australia had to be all out within 20 runs.
While talking to Star Sports Tamil, R Ashwin said, ‘After bowling, I took an ice bath. After this, when I was eating food, the umpires had reached the field. Just after this, Ishan Kishan was out. Then, two more wickets were lost. When Virat threw the ball in the air, I thought what was happening. I thought that perhaps we should have all out Australia within 20 runs. When the catch was dropped I returned back to the dressing room.
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