India’s frontline off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has actually reacted to Australian batter Steve Smith‘s recent comment regarding practice matches in India. Both sides will start the highly-anticipated Border-Gavaskar Trophy with the opening Test on February 09 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.
Notably, Smith, while revealing the reason behind Australia not playing a single tour game in India, claimed the hosts give them green tops for practice matches and spinning tracks for actual games. This time around, the tourists are engaged in a four-day training camp at the KSCA ground in Alur on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
“We normally have two tour games over in England. This time we don’ t have a tour video game inIndia The last time (2017) we went, I’m quite sure we obtained provided an eco-friendly top (to technique on), and also it was kind of unimportant. Hopefully, we obtain truly great training centers where the round is most likely to do what it’s most likely to do out between, and also we can obtain our technique in,” Smith had actually stated, as priced quote by news.com.au.
Reacting to Smith’s declaration, Ashwin believed that the Aussies like enjoying their typical mind video games and also sledging prior to a collection. The Chennai- birthed discussed that not choosing technique components prior to a tour is not a huge bargain, as India have actually additionally prevented workout video games on a couple of abroad brows through
“Australia are not playing any tour matches this time. This is not new. Even India avoids tour games when they go on a few overseas tours. Since Team India’s schedule is packed with international games, it is not possible to turn up for practice games with the same intensity. Smith said, ‘We got a green wicket in Brabourne and a completely opposite one in the first Test (during the 2017 series). In all fairness, it was a rank-turner in Pune. We might have given them a green track, but nobody plans all these things. However, Australia are known for its mind games and sledges before a series. They love doing that. It’s their style of cricket,” stated Ashwin on his YouTube network.
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