At one point in time, India struggled to win the match. However, a fine partnership by R Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer helped India cross the line. Here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as R Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer helped India win the Mirpur Test against Bangladesh.
R Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer helped India win the game
Team India needed 145 runs to win the game and whitewash the Test series. Considering the batters, especially since the likes of Rishabh Pant had been decent in the tournament, India was expected to cruise to the target. However, that did not happen. The pitch assisted spin and Bangladesh’s strong zone came into the picture. The Indian batters also struggled under pressure and could hardly take on the spinners. The defensive intent also did not help the visitors. Axar Patel did play a handy knock but that was not enough. There were a lot of expectations from Pant but he fell to a brilliant piece of captaincy by the Bangladesh skipper. However, Shreyas and Ashwin stitched a partnership to help India win the game.
The men in blue would now have a clear scenario to qualify for the finals of the World Test Championship. With the next series lined up against table-toppers Australia and with India, not in great form, it will be interesting to see how India performs. The management will have to take some tough calls, especially in the batting department, to improve the performance of the team. While the return of Rohit Sharma is much awaited, the management will also hope for Virat Kohli to return to form at the earliest.
Twitter reacts to India’s victory
Twitter was active after India crossed the initial scare to win the match. Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s win against Bangladesh:
If there is one player that deserves equal as Kohli and Rohit. It's ASHWIN.
Respect his contribution to Indian Cricket in the last 12 years.Advertisement
— Rahul 🇮🇳 (@Atoner_sharma) December 25, 2022
Look carefully. There's a future captain in sight.Advertisement
— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) December 25, 2022
Shreyas Iyer has looked India's best player of spin bowling todayAdvertisement
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 25, 2022
When I said India need to back Ashwin and Axar, I had meant with the ball.Advertisement
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) December 25, 2022
One of the greatest player ever of tests no doubt https://t.co/KlTZVdc44wAdvertisement
— Charmishgiri Goswami (@CharmishGoswami) December 25, 2022
He always finds a way to win. Legend👏 https://t.co/QjYRu2i7IYAdvertisement
— Saif ⚡ (@Saaaaiiiffff) December 25, 2022
— chacha monk (@oldschoolmonk) December 25, 2022
When the lights are brightest
Pressure is highest
Crowds are the loudest
The best will arrive
The strongest will survive
The greatest will thriveAdvertisement
AshWIN and SaveIyer pic.twitter.com/q64RwovhlX
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) December 25, 2022