IND vs BAN: Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer celebrate after the win against Bangladesh on Day 4 of the 2nd Cricket Test match.
Ravichandran Ashwin on Mirpur Test: Bangladesh team was in a strong position in Dhaka Test against Team India. Team India was looking into trouble while chasing the target of 145 runs. He had lost 7 wickets for 74 runs. It's Ravichandran Ashwin shared a 71-run partnership with Shreyas Iyer and Team India won by 3 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin got the player of the match title for taking 6 wickets and scoring an unbeaten 42 runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin has told about the game plan and strategy regarding this Test match on his YouTube channel. He revealed his conversation with Bangladeshi cricketers Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz after the third day's play. Arrogance had taken over the Bangladesh players after players like Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed cheaply. Liton and Mehdi were swimming. During this, he sledged Ashwin. Also said that it is not easy to chase any score in the fourth innings in Mirpur. After this Ashwin replied to him that wait for 35 overs.
Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz sledded Ashwin
Regarding the conversation with Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ravichandran Ashwin said, “Mehidy Hasan and Liton Das were swimming in the pool. I was thinking they would tease me or say something in Bengali, but both of them are nice." He sledged and said, come to Aish Bhai! We thought you'd be the Nightwatchman, but why didn't you? No matter anyway you come to bat tomorrow, your wicket will be crucial." Ashwin replied, "Congratulations on a historic Test win for Bangladesh!"
Brother, wait till the end of 35 overs (Ravichandran Ashwin's conversation with Mehidy Hasan Miraz)
Ravichandran Ashwin further said, “Bangladesh players said that we know that you guys have depth in batting. So it will not be easy for us. Let us tell you one thing, chasing any target in the fourth innings in Mirpur is not easy. On this, Ashwin told Mehdi, “Brother, wait till the 35 overs are over. Once the condition of the ball changes, anything can happen. I told him how the condition of the ball and the slow pitch allowed the batsmen to play on the front and back foot easily after 35 overs."