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Ravi Shastri's Local Lingo Sparks Social Media Storm

Cricketnext Staff |December 10, 2018, 4:00 PM IST
Ravi Shastri's Local Lingo Sparks Social Media Storm

The first Test between India and Australia at Adelaide went down to the wire. Chasing 323, the hosts were on the brink of losing multiple times but their lower order kept fighting to have people on the edge of their seats until Josh Hazlewood was dismissed by R Ashwin to give India a 31-run win.

Speaking to official broadcasters Sony after the game, India’s head coach Ravi Shastri credited his four bowlers for sticking to the task and not letting up on the intensity.

"I thought the bowlers were brilliant in the first innings," he said. "Defending 250, the discipline was magnificent. They've worked on it, and it's not come in overnight. As a bowling unit, when you show that discipline, it doesn't matter which side you play against you will be successful. They need to have to rest now before the Perth Test where the track will have something for them."

When former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar reminded India’s coach about the hashtag which was being used by the broadcaster - which translates to "don't let go of the opposition" - Shastri didn’t mince his words in reply.

Shastri admitted that he was relieved that the bowlers got the job done to see India win the first Test of a series in Australia for the very first time but also used a very colourful term to describe how he felt when the hosts looked like making a fist of things.

His comments drove social media nuts.

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2
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3
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4
NZ
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5
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4 England 3663 105
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4 Australia 5470 112
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