Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
India has been ‘the side to beat’ in Test cricket at home over the past four years. Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India has won ten series on the trot at home soil and have dominated most of the teams. But one series was different from the rest as the Australians, led by Steve Smith, gave India a huge scare in 2017. After losing the first Test in Pune to the Aussies, India were in trouble again in the second Test at Bengaluru after being bowled out for a total below 200. India needed its bowlers, mainly spinners to stand up and deliver. But Australian opener Matt Renshaw was frustrating them.
The Australians eventually managed to take handy first innings lead in the match. The talking about the series with Cheteshwar Pujara during an Instagram Live session, Ashwin remembered an incident when he sledged Renshaw during the first innings of the Bengaluru Test.