To Hell With The Nets – Ravi Shastri

| 2 months ago

After registering the first test against Australia by 31 runs, the spirited Indian side is as joyous as ever, going ahead at the second test in Perth. For the first time in the history of Indian Test cricket, Indian Team has won the first test on an Australian tour, leading the series 1-0. However, the skipper Kohli is completely aware of the fact that they still need to go a long way to register their first series triumph in Australia. 

The trio of Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami along with Ravi Ashwin bowled brilliantly in the first test, once again claiming all twenty wickets outside the sub-continent. The Seemers bowled as many as 123 overs in the first test to help India claim the first test victory. 

Having been given a gap of just three days between the tests, it certainly becomes really hectic for the bowlers to bowl with the same intensity and thus, keeping in the mind the importance of their bowlers in the series the team management has lately been offering special treatment to their quicks.

Bowling coach Bharat Arun even went on to say that the bowlers right now should be treated as racehorses, given the kind of workload they have been putting in last one year.   

“Fast bowlers are a precious commodity and they need to be taken care of, like what you do with a racehorse and that’s exactly what’s happening.” 

Indian Coach Ravi Shastri didn’t even want his bowlers to practice in the nets, in a bid to give them adequate rest ahead of the second test at Perth. 

"They have to rest up. To hell with the nets, you just come there, mark your attendance and get away to the hotel," India coach Ravi Shastri said.

Surely, team management is doing anything and everything to mark their first series victory down under.