Ravichandran Ashwin of the Delhi Capitals has confirmed that there was a hot moment that occurred during the IPL 2020 game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore when Virat Kohli had a discussion with the referees.
During the strategic timeout, the RCB skipper was having a discussion with the referees on the pitch when Delhi head coach Ricky Ponting appeared to have said something before the two engaged in a verbal scuffle.
On his YouTube show after the Mumbai Indians won the title, Ashwin recounted the incident saying, “I had a problem with my back when I ran. It was terrible pain. They had MRI scans and this was attributed to a nerve pulling back. I left after bowling. And you know Ricky, he won’t leave a fight. And when RCB asked questions he said we weren’t like that etc. Heat of the moment “
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On November 2, the cunning off-spinner sacked skipper RCB for the first time in IPL. On the big wicket, Ashwin said: “I have always enjoyed bowling in Virat. He would never take any chances against me. Would not give his wicket; it was a matter of pride for him. MS Dhoni too, that’s how it is. In Pune, 2016 I set it up with a ball on the outside and it went really high and just when I thought: “Aaha, kohli wicket”, Ankit sharma let the ball slip through her hands to extract it! Have! What have you done!”
“From then on, people kept saying Ashwin hadn’t taken a wicket from Kohli… and so when I finally took his wicket now, it was a happy and enjoyable time; a sort of personal justification, ”he added.
“We enjoyed each other’s company in the locker room and walked from there to the other hotel. The wife and children had already been to the new hotel and we are leaving here directly to Australia this evening. Even the children had to have a swab test. Once in Australia, we have a fortnight quarantine.
Explaining why their food menu was predetermined for the first three days, Ashwin said, “They have already given a food menu for the first three days in Australia. There are three items in this menu as options and only one vegetarian item. And I am a vegetarian. So no option for me! (Laughs). We will bow back in hospitality ”; it is not like that abroad. If you want a particular dish next week, order it now! “