India’s head coach Ravi Shastri could not keep his emotions in check after the historic win in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval and made a tongue-in-cheek comment on national television that quickly went viral on social media.
Speaking to Sunil Gavaskar, Michael Clarke and Mark Butcher, who were discussing the game in a television studio in Mumbai, Shastri came up with a rather interesting way to describe the tense moments of the game with Australia almost pulling-off a record chase.
"I just said in Hindi just a little while ago bilkul chhorenge nahi ... Lekin thodi der ke liye wahan g*** muh mein tha (we will go for the kill ... but for sometime we had our **** in our mouths)," said Shastri on air, describing his feelings after the hosts showed a lot of fight on day five and fell just 31-run short of the 323-run target.
The coach was expectedly happy with the hard-fought victory, also India's first in the opening Test of a series in Australia.
Moments after he expressed his feelings to Gavaskar and Co, his comment set the social media world abuzz.
What did I just hear Ravi Shastri saying??? Unbelievable... ? #AUSvIND— हम हम हैं (@mrugeshsamel) December 10, 2018
Seems Ravi Shastri has been watching Mirzapur lately. Couldn't hold on to his words while describing his emotions.— Mithun ?? (@mitzone) December 10, 2018
Though everyone enjoyed his comments all across. #RaviShastri
The former India all-rounder is also a seasoned commentator and was a familiar figure on the mic before taking charge as India coach.
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