India head coach Ravi Shastri took to Twitter to funnily react to a meme on him, days after India secured an emphatic 10-wicket victory over England in the Ahmedabad Test.
Renowned columnist and novelist Shobhaa De had shared a meme on Shastri which made light fun of his alcohol-drinking habit. “You thought I’d stay in a dry state for 5 days?” the meme said with a picture of Ravi Shastri.
The Indian head coach funnily replied, “Love the banter ! Feels good to bring some smiles in these tough times.”
India, riding on spinners Axar Patel and R. Ashwin, took a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series to take a step closer to the World Test Championship (WTC) final after beating England by 10 wickets in the Ahmedabad Test.
This was only the second time that a Test match in India had finished inside two days.
The first one happened against Afghanistan in 2018, which was also the first-ever Test for the Afghans. In Test cricket history, this was only the 22nd Test that finished inside two days.
India now need to ensure that they don’t lose the fourth and final Test to guarantee a spot in the WTC final, scheduled to be played at Lord’s, London, in June.
New Zealand have already the final. Australia are also in the race with India to reach the final.