“When Australian players were in the lift, they didn’t allow Indian players inside”, R Ashwin

Displaying some notable performances in the Border-Gavaskar series Down Under, India won the series 2-1 and scripted history. Apart from the cricketing events, some other incidents kept making headlines during the series. From the racial abuses to the hustles living in the bio-bubble so controversies hit the headlines.

India’s senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin revealed that the Indian cricketers were not allowed to be in the same lift with the Australian players. He revealed it in his YouTube conversion with fielding coach S Sridhar.

“We reached Sydney they locked us with severe restrictions. There was a unique thing that happened in Sydney. It was strange, to be honest. Both India and Australia were in the same bubble. But when Australian players were in the lift, they won’t allow Indian players inside it,” Ashwin said.

The 34-year-old off-spinner along with Hanuma Vihari anchored the draw at Sydney Cricket Ground. He played a key role in getting Steve Smith out cheaply for many times in the series.

“Seriously guys? We felt so bad at that time. We are in the same bubble. But you get into the lift and you can’t share the space with another person staying in the same bubble. It was too difficult for us to digest. We are all in the same bubble, but you get into the lift and share the lift space!” he added.


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