Delhi Capitals’ spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that his group’s head coach Ricky Ponting was invovled in a heated altercation with Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli throughout their second conflict within the league stage.
DC had gained the match by six wickets, thus qualifying for the playoffs because the second-placed aspect within the IPL 2020 desk. They secured a direct entry into qualifier 1, whereas RCB completed fourth.
Ashwin, on his YouTube channel, revealed that Ponting had reacted to Kohli after the latter had a phrase with umpire over the spinner’s departure from the sphere.
“I had a again drawback once I ran. It was a horrible ache. They took MRI scans and it was traced to a nerve pull to the again. I went off after bowling. And you understand Ricky, he gained’t go away any struggle. And when RCB questioned, he mentioned we aren’t like that and so on. Warmth of second,” Ashwin mentioned.
Ashwin had dismissed Kohli for the primary time in his IPL profession in the identical contest.
“I’ve all the time beloved bowling to Virat. He would by no means take possibilities towards me. Wouldn’t give his wicket; it was a matter of pleasure for him. MS Dhoni additionally, is like that. In Pune, 2016, I set him (Kohli) up with a ball exterior off and it went actually excessive and simply as I used to be pondering, ‘Aaha, Kohli wicket’, Ankit Sharma let the ball slip by means of his arms at extra-cover! Ai! What have you ever achieved!,” Ashwin mentioned.
Ashwin and Kohli are set to share the dressing room now, with Group India returning to motion for the primary time since March earlier this yr. The off-spinner is part of India’s Check squad for the tour to Australia.
The primary Check takes place in Adelaide from December 17.