Indian Bravehearts R Ashwin and Hanuman Vihari didn’t run singles even when the ball trickled towards long-on, but they kept grinding out resistance at the Sydney Cricket Ground on day 5 f the 3 test match.
Ravichandran Ashwin displayed incredible resistance with the bat as he kept the hopes alive of millions of fans. He made sure to keep India in the hunt alongwith Hanuman Vihari.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2021
Both the Bravehearts Hanuman Vihari and Cheteshwar Pujara ‘bored’ the Aussies into submission. Both the cricketers denied the Australians even a single wicket for the next 30 overs or so. Hanuman Vihari was struggling with a hamstring injury, but he carried on batting and stayed unbeaten on 23 off 160 balls. However, no one was aware of the fact that even R Ashwin wasn’t completely fit and was struggling in pain, but he played like a true champ.
Well, as soon as the game came to an end, R Ashwin’s wife Prithi Ashwin took to her twitter and revealed a shocker for fans. In her tweet, Mrs. Ashwin revealed that the cricketer was in ‘unbelievable pain’ last night, so much so that he couldn’t bend down to tie his shoelaces. She also claimed that she was amazed at how Ashwin was able to pull off today. She wrote:
“The man went to bed last night with a terrible back tweak and in unbelievable pain. He could not stand up straight when he woke up this morning. Could not bend down to tie his shoe laces. I am amazed at what @ashwinravi99 pulled off today.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
The man went to bed last night with a terrible back tweak and in unbelievable pain. He could not stand up straight when he woke up this morning. Could not bend down to tie his shoe laces. I am amazed at what @ashwinravi99 pulled off today.
— Prithi Ashwin (@prithinarayanan) January 11, 2021
The tweet went viral in no time and was flooded with amazing reactions from the Indian fans, who are hailing the braveheart cricketer for playing an instrumental role in earning India a draw, that almost felt like a glorious win.
Here, check out the reactions of twitterati on this:
Mass Anna🔥🔥💪 pic.twitter.com/ct6MJnvXaW
— Megha Vee🤞 (@Just4Kohli) January 11, 2021
— Chandra R. Srikanth (@chandrarsrikant) January 11, 2021
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) January 11, 2021
Sportsmen are simply gods. What passion does is incredible. Whole India thanks him for what he did. Please ask him to take care we need him at full throttle at Gabba
— Muthu (@muthu_cts) January 11, 2021
This is incredible, the stuff of dreams! Massive massive Congratulations to @ashwinravi99 and the team!
— Rica Roy (@cheerica) January 11, 2021
He is a guy who always thinks differently and puts his head down till the end. Much appreciated and what the youngsters should learn.
— Ramesh (Ramy) Balakrishnan (@rameshaiyar) January 11, 2021
The whole country is proud of him mam, And thanks for being there by his side. But please get the warrior ready we got a test match to win and a series to win at brisbane! 🔥🇮🇳
— Arpan (@Arpanxd) January 11, 2021
This Tour seems jinxed. Injury n Fitness issues are plaguing many. Still as a team everyone is trying it's best. Last two tests have been a great platform to show character…. https://t.co/qKGpDkjj3F
— Hemant Gaulechha🇮🇳 (@HemantGaulechha) January 11, 2021
— Tanishq Sharma (@Tanishq72) January 11, 2021
— Subhajit Dey (@Subhajit2304) January 11, 2021
— Ruthless Romeo (@vivekr971) January 11, 2021
— GeoPolEnthu (@themanoj17) January 11, 2021
HERO ❤️🇮🇳 https://t.co/jOhSonHB0l
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) January 11, 2021