Australian skipper Tim Paine and Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin were involved in a battle of words as the two teams locked horns on the final day of the Sydney Test. Tim Paine and the rest of the Australians were seemingly very disappointed with the grit and determination showed by the Indian batsmen on the final day of the third Test of the series.
This led them to get back to their year-old mannerism, sledging. A lot of verbal jibes were being thrown at the Indian batsmen to deter their attention and focus while they looked to toil the Aussie bowlers for the wickets. Australian skipper Tim Paine himself admitted after the game that it was a tough pill to swallow as the Indian batsmen salvaged a draw from an impossible situation.
Here’s What Went Between Tim Paine And Ravichandran Ashwin On The Final Day Of The Sydney Test
The most intriguing verbal battle was between Tim Paine and Ravichandran Ashwin who took a go at each other as team India had frustrated the Australian bowlers.
“I can’t wait to get you to the Gabba Ash I’ll tell you what, woo hoo,” Paine said. “Just like we want to get you to India that will be your last series,” Ashwin hit back. “Maybe. Are you a selector here as well?” Paine replied. “At least my teammates like me, d**k**ad. I’ve got a lot more Indian friends than you do.”
“Even your teammates think you’re a goose. Don’t they? Every one of them.” “Tell me when you’re done,” Ashwin said while refusing to bat until Paine stopped talking. “I’ll talk all day Mate,” Paine said. “Wait until you get to the Gabba, pal.” “It’s your guy man, not me,” Ashwin gestured to bowler Lyon as play was held up.
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Team India Snatch A Draw From The Clutches Of Loss Against Australia
The Indian cricket team produced one of their finest 4th innings batting performances on the final day of the Sydney Test. The Indian batsmen tormented the Australian bowlers with their grit, resilience, and dedication. First up, Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara smashed gigantic half-centuries to put Australia on the backfoot.
After they departed, R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari held the baton and carried it forward. The India National Cricket Team is now all stacked up to take on the mighty Kangaroos in the final Test of the series and the final game of the tour. Although the Men in Blue have been dealing with injury concerns throughout the tour, they have shown great resilience in combating the Aussies.