Ravichandran Ashwin of India, who did not turn around, admitted that it was not easy to see New Zealand celebrating its WTC title as it sounded like a “military shout”.
Ashwin, who recalled India’s eight-wicket defeat in a clash with tents last month, stressed to the other side that there was a room at the match venue and said the Kiwis did not stop celebrating the victory until midnight.
In a test contaminated by the rain at the Hampshire Bowl, New Zealand went on to beat India with eight cassettes to secure the mace and end its long drought of ICC silverware. Pursuing a modest 139-target target on the reserve day, the sun smiled Kane Williamson like him and Ross Taylor steered New Zealand along the finish line with plenty of oververts.
“After the match, New Zealand has this custom of celebrating with the trophy and a few drinks in the locker room. It was hard to see him.
“I think that’s the other side of having a room above the ground. They celebrated until 12. They even arrived on the field and it sounded like a military shout to express their happiness. It was quite sad to see how we can’t,” he said. Ashwin on his YouTube channel.
Ashwin, who completed the WTC 2019-21 cycle as a leading player at the weekend, also highlighted the struggles for life in a bio-bubble. The Indian contingent is currently on a three-week break before reuniting before the test series against England, starting on August 4 in Nottingham.
“We were in the bubble the whole time. So after a long time we are able to exhale some air and get out. I rented a car and just drove around the country. We visited Devon first. It was a beautiful and picturesque place, “he said.
“We went to a height that connected the ocean and the hill. This break is important to us. We had a long time between the WTC final and the England series. Obviously we will train, but this break is good. It was quite difficult to be in the balloon. We are in 1.5 year bubble. “