While Ashwin’s bowling figures were 3 overs none for 23 but it was his contribution with the bat that helped India win. However, he made a match-winning contribution walking in to bat with your team needing 2 runs off 1 ball and showing his experience once again.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli
Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli (PC-Getty Images

‘I was relaxed after the wide’- reckons Ravichandran Ashwin

The way Ashwin guessed that Pakistan left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz would aim for his pads, stood still and left the ball to collect a wide under extreme pressure spoke volumes about his presence of mind.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli
Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli (PC-Getty Images)

“The moment I saw the ball going down the leg side, I decided not to have any business playing it and decided to leave it alone and got one run for the wide. As soon as I got that run, I was so relaxed,” Ashwin said on his YouTube channel.

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