Ind vs Aus CWC23: Ashwin’s witty response to Virat Kohli’s dropped catch

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R Ashwin’s witty response to Virat Kohli’s dropped catch by Mitchell Marsh during the Ind vs Aus CWC match. Virat Kohli scored 85 off 116 balls.

The Ind vs Aus game on October 8 had a tremendous bowling performance by Indian bowlers, restricting Australia to score just 199 runs(all-out) in 49.3 overs. However, in the response, India didn’t have the desired start. India lost three wickets in the name of Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer. However, Virat Kohli was still on the crease. He and KL Rahul tried to regulate the innings.


Amidst all this, Virat Kohli mistimed a shot to Josh Hazelwood’s delivery in the eighth over. Mitchell Marsh was the fielder on his way to grab the catch running from mid-wicket. However, he couldn’t catch it. While Indian fans got a chill down their spine for a bit, R Ashwin had a witty reply to the dropped catch. Ashwin told Star Sports after the match that,

“When I saw Virat Kohli’s ball go up in the air, I ran outside the dressing room. I literally ran all the way outside. I didn’t know what to do. I was like ‘just wake me up when it’s all over’. It was that sort of a feeling”

“Look, I think we have found ourselves in this sort of situation in important big games. When you play Australia, it’s never a small game. You do well, shot them off for 199. You think you are going to coast home and then the last thing you want is Virat Kohli getting out like that. The moment the crowd erupted, I ran back into the dressing room. I stood in the same place for the entire innings. My feet is actually paining,” he added.

“It was more like a Mayday call, I was chilling at home, played a couple of club games but Rohit and Rahul [Dravid] had told me that if there is a situation we will come back to you, I just told them jokingly that hope you never come back to me [smiles]”

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