Ravichandran Ashwin replies to Ian Healy’s comment on BG Trophy Series


Ravichandran Ashwin gave his answers to what Ian Healy said about Indian pitches. According to Ash, Healy’s quote has lit the spark with the Border-Gavaskar trophy knocking on the door.

Earlier, in a show, Ian Healy. the former Australian wicketkeeper stated that Australia has a high chance to win the series if India produces fair wickets for the four Tests.

On ‘SENQ Breakfast’ Healy said,

“I think if they produce fair Indian wickets, that are good batting wickets, to start with, (that) probably spin and spin pretty consistently but spin a long way, late in the match we (Australia) win.”

Ashwin now has responded to Healy’s comments. While, speaking on his YouTube channel, the off-spinner, as Hindustan Times quoted, said that Healy’s comments have given a new spark to the BG trophy. According to Ashwin, it was extremely required before the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which will start in Nagpur on 9th February.

Australians won’t be short of banters to defend the obscurity: Ashwin

Ashwin said that the Australian camp won’t run short of throwing banters toward India.

Ashwin said,

“Anyway, an Australian broadcaster and former player Ian Healy, has given a few gems before the BGT. He has given a few statements that say Indians will make sure Australians feel uncomfortable in India – “I don’t believe they will give us wickets that will look even slightly closer to what we will actually get during a game.” So he has said that Australia’s approach is only correct. The support staff might have given their opinion, but Ian Healy’s quote has set a spark with this take. It’s Border-Gavaskar Trophy guys. So we need this spark, right? Besides, banter will keep coming from the Australian camp for sure. We saw what Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja had to say. Even Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw have said some controversial things. Renshaw said that you need to analyse a few things in India like who is taking the new ball and stuff.”

Ashwin also responded to Steve Smith’s jibe regarding practice matches. Aswhin said Australians are proficient enough with their sledges and mind games.

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