‘Already inside Australia’s head’: Former India cricketers weigh in on Aussies prepping with Ashwin’s ‘carbon copy’ | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Mahesh Pithiya, whose bowling action has a startling resemblance to India’s premier off-spinner R Ashwin, was the buzz on social media on Friday as his video of helping out the Australian cricketers during net session went viral.
To cope up with the Ashwin threat in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the Australians had asked the 18-year-old from Baroda to bowl to them in their practice sessions. In the video, Mahesh could be seen bowling to the likes of Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith along with other India net bowlers.

Taking a cheeky swipe at the Aussie preparations, former India cricketers Wasim Jaffer and Irfan Pathan said that the Ashwin factor is already troubling the Australians even before the start of the series.

In the recent years India has had a reputation of playing on rank turners and the upcoming Test series is being seen as the biggest challenge for the Pat Cummins-led side.
The four-Test series starts from February 9 in Nagpur and the result of the series will be crucial for both the teams in the run-up to the ICC World Test Championship Final.


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