Fans on Twitter reacted after Australian batter Steve Smith said that winning the series in India will be bigger than winning Ashes for them. They expressed their excitement in watching two cricketing heavyweights clash and said that the teams have started mind games and the real deal is about to begin.
“If we can win a series in India, that will be bigger than the Ashes series,” says Steve Smith
India is all set to host Australia for the four-match Test series. The first game between the nations will be played on February 9th in Nagpur followed by the second Test to be played on 17th February in Delhi.
The third game between India and Australia is slated to take place on 1st March in Dharamshala whereas the last game will be played on 9th March in Ahmedabad.
The series will extremely be crucial in the context of the World Test Championship as it’ll decide the finalists. Both the teams have been staggering in the longest format of the game and are currently first (Australia) and second (India) on the points table, separated by the barest of margins.
While India is unbeaten at home since last decade, Australia under Pat Cummins is an extremely dangerous side to face as they are yet to lose a series, winning both at home as well as overseas. If the Rohit Sharma-led side wins the series then it is likely that both sides will face in the final of the World Test Championship as well.
Both teams are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations and have started their training ahead of the first game. The series between India and Australia has always been enthralling and both teams have gone neck to neck with each other.
Australia are yet to win a series in India since 1970 and it’s fair to say since the last few years India has dominated them, be it at home or away. However, with the kind of team Australia has, they can have a fair chance to win.
Steve Smith feels that winning a series in India would be greater than winning Ashes for them. He said: “If we can win a series in India, that will be bigger than Ashes series.”
Steve Smith said "If we can win a series in India, that will be bigger than Ashes series".
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 6, 2023
Fans on Twitter react as Steve Smith says winning the series in India will be bigger than winning Ashes
As Steve Smith says winning a series in India will be bigger than winning Ashes, and fans on Twitter reacted to it. They were excited about the series and gave some joyful reactions, saying mind games and the real deal is about to begin. Here are some of them:
Because They Won Ashes But They Are Yet To Win(Current Australian Team) Any Test Series In India🇮🇳😉 https://t.co/AlArEeqcaQ
— Santanu Mallick (@Isantanu10) February 6, 2023
He knows he can’t beat us at home that’s why 🕵️♂️ https://t.co/MDUm0PRZZg
— Nath Fidler (@NathFidler) February 6, 2023
Aussies were hungry like never before… Manalni yevaru kapadtharo https://t.co/Ty6b0SWpYH
— Ravi teja (@Ravispeaks39) February 6, 2023
that will be bigger than World Cup bro…..but it's not going to happen https://t.co/NvA6xliXcF
— Arnab Majumder (@ArnabMa43591316) February 6, 2023
Mind Games have begun.
Banter has started.
Nothing like Test Cricket. It is the real deal.
Test of Character and Nerves. #BGT https://t.co/HsLirAsITl
— Mudit 🇮🇳 (@MuditHastir) February 6, 2023
You’re winning neither babe https://t.co/Ewon0yjGtc
— m (@sophiesalterego) February 6, 2023
let's do it this time https://t.co/DI42rNH3qX
— kaali. 🏳️🌈 (@oddtake) February 6, 2023
This Test series in India has to be the biggest challenge in test career of Steven Smith
Literally all 6 Indian Bowlers in current squad have bowling average of less than 23 in India since 2016 https://t.co/kTDN7vRVuY
— Virarsh (@Cheeku218) February 6, 2023
Truly remarkable to see the growth of the Indian Cricket Team.
To ever hear an Australian player publicly say that a test series is bigger than the Ashes is unbelievable https://t.co/5xjUzIgUZm
— avi mehta (@avimehta19) February 6, 2023
Now we're talking. Can't wait. 🔥 https://t.co/N8004phyzD
— Riot-Su (@kankeneeche) February 6, 2023
He is right. Don't see it happening but I hope he does well. https://t.co/e9hMRgb8NE
— TakeADeepBreath (@DeepTake) February 6, 2023
He's absolutely right but unfortunately for him that isn't happening https://t.co/tQwvb2Qw3P
— Starlord (@NotTheDarkBlade) February 6, 2023
The goat of test cricket knows who's the better opposition in world cricket
— Ams (@weeb_ams) February 6, 2023
Because They Won Ashes But They Are Yet To Win(Current Australian Team) Any Test Series In India🇮🇳😉
— Santanu Mallick (@Isantanu10) February 6, 2023
Last time Australia won a test series in India, Steve Smith was in school.
— Rafay (@theslipscordon) February 6, 2023
Keep dreaming Mr. Steve Smith 😭
— Husain (@husain_tweets18) February 6, 2023
— 🅱. (@OMG__82) February 6, 2023
Sorry Smith Won't Happened 😌
— Mohit (@cric8holic) February 6, 2023