‘Crawling on the floor’: R Ashwin’s wife as spinner on day 5 in Sydney

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Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari made sure to ruin the atmosphere at the Aussie camp after they stood up against their bowling attack in the Sydney draw.

While in the third test India suffered a series of injuries, Ashwin’s wife, Prithi Narayanan, revealed he was battling severe back pain.

Prithi tweeted moments after India’s match at Sydney Cricket Ground and said Ashwin “couldn’t stand up straight” on the fifth morning of the test.

Prithi explained how she and her husband handled the situation. “By the time I woke up in the morning, her pain was really intense.” I had to crawl to the physiotherapy room, “he said. Luckily it was the next room. He couldn’t bend, straighten or stand up after I sat down. I was shocked, ”Prithi wrote in a column for The Bharat Express News.

“I had never seen him like this before.” What are you going to do? How can you beat? “I asked.” I don’t know. I will understand. Just let me go to the ground, “he replied. That’s when Aadhya (Ashwin and Prithi’s daughter) cracked her up to” put off, appa “(take time off. work, dad) comments, “Prithi added.

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“If only. Even after he left us, to be honest, I half-expected a call in a few hours from a member of the team who had taken him to the hospital. for exams. “

She then said, “Over the years I have seen him deal with pain and I know he has a high threshold for it, but I had never seen him like that. He was crawling on the floor. could not get up or down. “

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Ashwin’s pain was not known until the match was over, and it did not appear until after the test. “The first signs of trouble had come earlier that evening, at the end of the day four play. I had seen him on TV in some kind of pain on several occasions,” Prithi wrote.

“When he walks into the room, he usually only has a few minutes left before rushing to the physiotherapy or massager table, then meeting if necessary, and coming back late. I asked him and he replied: ‘Didn’t you see me good ?!’ and said he felt like he had a tweak on his back that was starting to hurt.

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“He felt during warm-ups that morning that he was stepping awkwardly and doing something behind his back.”

Ashwin hit for over three hours and faced 128 balls in two sessions with a modified back. He scored 39 unreleased and with Vihari (23 not out of 161 balls) helped India save the test and keep the series at 1-1.

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