Delhi Capital’s spinner R Ashwin recently spoke about a fight between RCB’s Virat Kohli and DC’s coach Ricky Ponting which happened during Match 55 of Dream11 IPL 2020. As per reports, Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting got involved in a heated argument and exchanged some words during the strategic time-out break.
Dream11 IPL 2020: R Ashwin speaks about the Virat-Ponting Brawl
Virat Kohli was upset about the fact that R Ashwin left the field in between the game and was mentioning the same to the match umpire. The Australian legend involved himself in the conversation and that’s when the situation got bad between Kohli and Ponting.
Indian ace R Ashwin spoke about the reported squabble between the two cricketing greats while also expressing his side of the story on his YouTube show. Ashwin stated that he was struggling with back pain and had to leave the pitch after his bowling. The 34-year-old spinner was suffering from a nerve pull which was later found out in the MRI scan.
According to few tweeps, Kohli vs Ponting never happened. It was all about Ashwin going off the field. Few RCB players & Simon Katich annoyed by that. Ponting had an altercation with Katich & few RCB players. Then Kohli told it to Umpires.
* This could all be a fantasy though pic.twitter.com/cqLJLSQoXW
— tony allen (@joeys_chandler) November 3, 2020
R Ashwin, while speaking about the Kohli-Ponting incident, said that everyone is aware that the Ponting will never back down from a fight. R Ashwin added that the former Australian skipper backed his team when Kohli tried to question Delhi’s intention to substitute the spinner off the pitch. R Ashwin, however, later confessed that everything happened in a heat of the moment and the situation didn’t get any worse.
Dream11 IPL 2020: Watch R Ashwin’s YouTube video
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Australia vs India: Virat Kohli shifts his focus towards International cricket
Both RCB and DC failed in their quest of winning the Dream11 IPL 2020 trophy. While Mumbai Indians outplayed Delhi Capitals in the finals, RCB failed in front of David Warner’s SRH in the play-offs. Virat Kohli and his fellow Indian counterparts will now shift their focus to the upcoming Australia tour. The Men in Blue will be up against the Aussies in a series that consists of three ODIs and T20s each and four tests. Australia will first host India on 27 November 2020, at Sydney Cricket Ground for their 1st ODI.