Australia vs India 2018 1st Test: Rishabh Pant was heard instructing ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin how to operate against Travis Head during Day 2 of the Adelaide Test. Young Pant asked Ashwin to not to bowl short ball as he predicts Travis Head is waiting for the short ball. Pant was heard saying on the stump mic, ” Ye Chhoti ball ka wait kar raha hai, Chhota nahi dena isko.” Pant was heard saying that during the 54th over.
It is hilarious as Pant has started playing cricket and Ashwin has already served the nation for a decade. Ashwin has already picked up three big wickets and has been the strike bowler for India. He has got the wickets of debutant Marcus Harris, Shaun Marsh, and Usman Khawaja.
Australia are 120/4, and they still look to have their noses in front, but slightly, a couple of more wickets or the wicket of Handscomb could tilt the table. Ashwin has had a hard day under the scorching Adelaide heat, he has already bowled 20-odd overs on the trot and is looking good for more.
India has been relentless while the Aussies have been not that patient. There is nothing much happening in the wicket but the Indian bowlers, combined with excellent discipline and some assistance from the Aussie batsmen in terms of lack of footwork and patience, have made it look like a wicket is always around the corner. Full marks to Ashwin for bowling unchanged but a great improvement from the seamers after an ordinary opening session.
Australia are 120/5, and it seems with the wicket of Handscomb India has tilted the table. Hosts still trail by 130 runs and this also highlights the importance of Pujara’s 123. Ashwin has had a hard day under the scorching Adelaide heat, he has already bowled 20-overs on the trot.