The highly-anticipated ODI series between India and Australia got off to a shocking start when the visitors registered a shocking ten-wicket win over the hosts at Mumbai. It worked as a little relief for Australians amidst the Australia bushfire catastrophe.
That the current Australian side would pose a threat to the Virat Kohli-led side was well-known yet the manner of the loss still came as a surprise to many. But Ravi Shastri has revealed the true reason behind the defeat.
According to what Ravi Shastri told The Fauxy reporter, India lost the match so that the winning prize money gets donated towards the Australia bushfire relief fund and helps the country to come out of the situation. It will not be a surprise if India loses the next match too. Shastri added further that winning is not important, what is important is humanity. We want to set examples of charity is what he said.
Kohli though at first was surprised by Shastri’s comments and thought that he was again drunk but as soon as he realized the media pressure over the defeat he too nodded and said that Shastri is right and the team is united against the fight with the bushfire and will do everything to help Australia.