R Ashwin’s wife, Prithi Ashwin has revealed that the Indian off-spinner was in a lot of back pain and couldn’t stand up when he went to bed prior to the night of the 5th day of the Sydney Test. Notably, R Ashwin carved out one of the best knocks of his career on the final day of the Sydney Test against Australia.
He walked in to bat at a crucial stage when one of India‘s most terrific batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara had returned to the pavilion after scoring a gritty half-century. On the other hand, he had Hanuma Vihari as his partner who pulled off his hamstring and could barely walk. The Australian bowlers came fast and hard at R Ashwin, shocking him with a lot of bouncers directed at his body.
R Ashwin’s Wife Reveals The Endearing Amount Of Pain That The Off Spinner Was Facing
Ashwin’s wife, Prithi Ashwin took to Twitter and revealed how the Indian off-spinner was tackling a lot of pain even before walking out to bat on Day 5. She wrote, “The man went to bed last night with a terrible back tweak and in unbelievable pain. He could not stand up straight when he woke up this morning. Could not bend down to tie his shoelaces. I am amazed at what @ashwinravi99 pulled off today.”
R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari pulled off a miraculous stint at the crease on Day 5 of the Sydney Test. Both the batsmen salvaged a draw for team India in conditions quite daunting. The two batsmen came at a crucial time when two Indian batsmen, who were cruising to the total, were dismissed by the Aussies. Then, they had a blockathon on the crease as they faced 259 balls and scored 62 runs between them.
The man went to bed last night with a terrible back tweak and in unbelievable pain. He could not stand up straight when he woke up this morning. Could not bend down to tie his shoe laces. I am amazed at what @ashwinravi99 pulled off today.
— Prithi Ashwin (@prithinarayanan) January 11, 2021
Rishabh Pant Missed Out On A Well-Deserved Century
Both Pant and Pujara smashed half-centuries and at one stage, team India looked in the driver seat to win the Test match. However, Rishabh Pant departed right on the brink of his ton as he fell to Nathan Lyon on an individual score of 97 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara also departed soon after as he could manage to score 77 runs in the second innings.
After their wickets fell, Hanuma Vihari and R Ashwin showed massive resilience and faced the Australian bowlers with a lot of flares. The Indian batsmen were dealt with massive blows on the body as the Aussies looked desperate and frustrated to win the Test match. However, the Indian batsmen left no room for error and salvaged a draw. The final Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy now takes place from January 15 at Brisbane.