Ind beat Aus in 2nd Test: Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma engage in funny banter on Cheteshwar Pujara; Check out

Ind beat Aus in 2nd Test – Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma engage in funny banter on Cheteshwar Pujara: Indian cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma trolled their fellow Indian teammate Cheteshwar Pujara after India thrashed Australia by eight wickets in the second Test on Tuesday.

After India’s resounding victory, Ashwin shared a photo on Instagram in which Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah and Ashwin can be seen standing beneath the historic MCG honors board.

 

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Notably, all the Indian cricketers looked relaxed in the picture, but Pujara stood stiffly in the middle, prompting Rohit Sharma to comment on the post, “Pujara too stiff.” To this, Ashwin responded: “national anthem was playing in his head!!”

Meanwhile, India opener Rohit, who has recovered from a hamstring injury and is under quarantine in Sydney, will join the Indian team in Melbourne on Wednesday.

It is worth noting that the third Test can be shifted to Melbourne if the Covid-19 situation in Sydney doesn’t improve.

Ind vs Aus 2nd Test: Leader Rahane hits winning runs as visitors level series 1-1

No Virat Kohli, no Rohit Sharma, no Ishant Sharma, no Mohammad Shami and the humiliation of getting bundled out for 36 in the second innings of the first Test notwithstanding, Team India under stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane scripted a majestic comeback in the Test series against Australia as they won the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground by eight wickets on Tuesday.

Chasing 70 for a win, it was only poetic justice that Rahane hit the winning run of Nathan Lyon as the series stands 1-1 with two Tests remaining. The win not only brings India right back in the series, but also a step closer to the final of the World Test Championship.

While no word is enough to describe the heroics of skipper Rahane, one man who deserves special praise is opener Shubman Gill. Brought into the team after first-choice opener Prithvi Shaw failed in the opening game, Gill showed application in both essays and was unbeaten with skipper Rahane (27) when India crossed the line. His unbeaten 35 off 36 balls will stand India in good stead with Rohit set to start the third game.

Mayank Agarwal’s poor show continued as he once again failed to grab the opportunity and was dismissed for just 5 as India chased 70 for a win on the fourth afternoon. Cheteshwar Pujara also failed to rise to the occasion and was dismissed for just 3 by Cummins. But that is a worry the team management will look into ahead of the next game. For now, it is one inspired show by the Indian boys when critics in Australia had called it a 4-0 series win after the loss in Adelaide.