This morning, India won the third Test against South Africa by an innings and 202 runs. This was also the first time we managed to whitewash the Proteas in the format.
Now, the way we dominated the guests, it was natural for people to ask what was our game plan.
Coach Ravi Shastri very articulately explained what it was.
(I said) pitch ko nikaalo game se, bhaad mein gaya pitch. 20 wicket nikaalne hain.
Chaahe Johannesburg ho,
chaahe India ho,
chaahe Mumbai ho,
chaahe Delhi ho,
chaahe Auckland ho.
chaahe Melbourne ho.
straight line:— Freak (@hobart_133) October 22, 2019
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iconic line: pic.twitter.com/OorOKh8K8S
I have a strong feeling this quote by Shastri will turn out to be more historic that India’s victory. Let’s see if it does!
Ravi Shastri doesn’t give a fuck about anything. Who speaks like this during a presentation ceremony? 😂— R! (@WeirdlyProbable) October 22, 2019
“Apun ko pitch ko game se nikaalne ka tha, bhaad mein gaya pitch. Apne ko bas 20 wickets maangta hai chahe Ranchi ho, Auckland ho, Melbourne ho” #INDvSA
Quote of the day from who else but Ravi Shastri….Pitch gaya bhaad me— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) October 22, 2019
Ravi shastri be tripping while speaking in Hindi 😂 bhaad mai gaya pitch, talking directly to the camera.. Full on entertainment #INDvSA— Hrishi50 (@Hell5t0rm) October 22, 2019
“Bhad main jaye pitch” Ravi shastri at his very best 😂— Prashant Mane 🇮🇳 (@imprashant775) October 22, 2019
Shastri further said that once the wickets are taken, India’s batting line-up runs like a Ferrari. Which is a beautiful thing to say, honestly.
Hearing Ravi Shastri speak at the post-match presentation. We might as well have Jaggu Dada as our head coach. pic.twitter.com/4oyyePTQ2C— Nitish Saxena (@nitishsaxena_) October 22, 2019
However, it looks like he was a little too chilled out about India’s Ferrari-like batting line-up. Proof: