Ricky, we all know, never backs off from a fight: Ashwin

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Last Updated: Thu, Nov 12th, 2020, 14:16:21hrs
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Ashwin and Ponting

We've all seen the footage of Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting having an animated discussion in Abu Dhabi on social media when Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore played against each other for the 2nd time at IPL 2020.

The video went viral and in  it, you can see that Ponting was out on the field during a strategic time-out, arguing with RCB players and support staff, including Virat Kohli and Simon Katich.

The DC coach, it seems, was defending the team's decision not to have R Ashwin on the field after the off-spinner picked up a minor injury.

R Ashwin had an opportunity to explain what the matter was on his Youtube channel and revealed that was a usual heated moment on the field as the two sides were battling for two important points.

The off-spinner said Ponting had a few words with the opposition camp, saying their decision not to let him field after his four overs was due to the injury concerns and nothing else.

"I had a back problem when I ran. It was a terrible pain. They took MRI scans, and it was traced to a nerve pull on my back. I went off after bowling. The opposition thought, I bowled 4 overs and went in. They asked, 'How can that be done?'.

"Ricky, we all know, never backs off from a fight. And when RCB questioned, he said we aren't like that. It was just at the heat of the moment," R Ashwin said.

That incident left the fans wondering what happened on the field when Ponting and Kohli were having a heated discussion in the middle, but R Ashwin now has put a full stop to the speculation.

He would never take chances against me: Ashwin reveals how he set up Kohli once

Delhi Capitals did win their encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi by a major 6 wicket.

R Ashwin was the key player as he picked up the big wicket of Virat Kohli and broke the partnership between the Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal.

R Ashwin said it was a delightful moment for him as Virat Kohli had been determined to not give his wicket away to his India teammate in the recent past.

"I have always loved bowling to Virat. He would never take chances against me. Would not give his wicket; it was a matter of pride for him. MS Dhoni also, is like that. It was a happy and a pleasing moment; a personal justification of sorts," Ashwin said.

Delhi Capitals managed to reach their first ever finals this season but their run came to an end when they lost against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday in Dubai. 

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