Ravichandran Ashwin Reveals ‘Greatest Test’ Wish He Was Part Of

Updated on: Apr 18, 2020 5:04 pm IST

  • Ravichandran Ashwin

    India’s ace Test spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has made a revelation. The offie has revealed that one match he wished to be a part of. Replying to a Twitter post asked by Indian women pacer Shikha Pandey, Ashwin revealed the 2001 Kolkata Test as one of the ‘Greatest Test’ he wished to be a part of.

    Here’s the post by Ravichandran Aswhin

    Ravichandran Ashwin was in a mood of banter as was ready for some question and answers session via #askash. Shikha Pandey was upfront and quick to ask the Chennai born off-spinner.

    He replied;

    The 2001 Kolkata test!! One of the greatest if not THE GREATEST

    What took place in the 2001 Kolkata Test

    It was a memorable Test win for India against the mighty Aussies. Ya, that’s correct, the ‘Mighty Aussies’ a team filled with superstars right from the top till the bottom with the likes of Matthew Hayden, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath etc.

    A team capable of turning around the course of the match at any given situation, defeating a team filled with heavyweights prolifically turned Indian cricket around for good.

    After losing the first Test in Mumbai horrifically by 10 wickets, India was down with confidence going into the second Test at the Eden’s. Their confidence was further dented when Australia posted a mammoth 445 in the first innings. The then 20-year old Harbhajan Singh proved vital for India’s cause with the ball scalping 7 wickets but the total was challenging.

    India had a disastrous start to their first innings as they could only manage 171 runs with VVS Laxman ending as the top-scorer with 59 runs. The Australian’s were quick to enforce a follow-on and what came next was nothing but a miracle.

    Two masterful knocks from VVS Laxman (281) and Rahul Dravid (180) took India out of hot waters and scripted a memorable Test victory for India which still remains one of the proudest moments in the history of Indian cricket.

    Here are the brief scores:

    Australia
    445 & 212 (68.3 ov)

    India
    171 & 657/7d (f/o)
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