‘They know exactly what to do…’ – Ravichandran Ashwin slams Cricket Australia’s tricks ahead of Nagpur Test
India will face off against Australia in the Nagpur Test on February 9, Thursday and it will be the first contest of the four-match series set to be played between the two countries. That being said, the Baggy Greens are giving it their all to clinch the Border-Gavaskar trophy this time around, given that it was India who won the previous two times.
For the unversed, recently, the Australian team uploaded a video on their social media account claiming that they are training with Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘duplicate’ ahead of the first Test to tackle the veteran and the Nagpur pitch. Ashwin laughed off the news and said that team Australia know how to make the news go viral.
“This Mahesh Pithiya has made his debut for Baroda and has bowled really well for them as well. But they presented the news in such a way that it became viral immediately. They know exactly what to do to make a news viral and they have been really good at this for quite some time now,” Ashwin was quoted as saying on his YouTube channel.
We know the template, right?: Ravichandran Ashwin
Further, Ashwin said that the Australian team follow a set of template ahead of every series against the Indian team, which more or less works out. The allrounder was happy to give it back to the former Baggy Greens cricketer Ian Healy about his comments on ‘fair wicket’ and compared it to a movie that would have all kinds of scenes.
“At the same time, Ian Healy has said, “If you give a fair wicket, Australia will win; if you give a turning wicket, India will win.” Because he also knows which statement will become viral and controversial. We know the template, right? A family-audience subject, with 5 songs, 5 fights, 2 emotional scenes, 1 good climax, a good opening scene for a Thala-Thalapathy movie will become a super hit. They will say it will become a hit in A-center and B-center. Likewise, the social media team of Cricket Australia knows what news will get them traction,” Ashwin added.