WTC Final | It wasn’t easy to see New Zealand celebrating until midnight, it sounded like a battle cry: Ashwin
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that it was not easy to see New Zealand celebrating their World Test Championship (WTC) title because it sounded like a “battle cry”.
Ashwin, who recalled India’s eight-wicket defeat in the landmark clash last month, pointed out the other side of having a room at the match venue and said the Kiwis have not stopped to celebrate the victory until midnight.
In the rainy test at the Hampshire Bowl, New Zealand beat India by eight wickets to clinch the mace and end its long drought of ICC silverware. Chasing a modest 139 point goal on reserve day, the sun smiled on Kane Williamson as he and Ross Taylor led New Zealand past the finish line with some overtaking to spare.
âAfter the match New Zealand has a custom of celebrating with the trophy and a few drinks in the dressing room. It was hard to see him.
âI think that’s the flip side of having a room above the ground. They celebrated until 12 years old. They even got on the pitch, and it sounded like a battle cry to express their happiness. It was quite upsetting to see that we could ‘not succeed,’ Ashwin said on his YouTube channel.
Ashwin, who completed the WTC 2019-21 cycle as the main box office taker, also highlighted the difficulties of living in a bio-bubble. The Indian contingent is currently on a three-week hiatus before regrouping ahead of the Test Series against England, starting August 4 in Nottingham.
âWe were in the bubble all along. So after a long time we can get some fresh air and go out. I rented a car and am just driving around the country. First, we visited Devon. It was a beautiful and picturesque place, âhe said.
âWe went to an altitude that connected the ocean and the hill. This break is important to us. We had a lot of time between the WTC final and the English heats. Obviously we will be practicing, but this break is good. She has It was quite difficult being in the bubble. We’ve been in the bubble for a year and a half. “