Ashton Turner, whose spectacular knock of 84 runs helped Australia in chasing down a record total of 359 runs against India on Sunday at Mohali during the fourth ODI, said he was raring to perform for the Oz team.
“I feel like I have had a great opportunity to hit lots of balls in the nets and get used to these conditions behind the scenes. I had a lot of confidence and I was ready to go if I was given the chance,” Ashton Turner said after firing Australia to 4 wickets victory over hosts India.
Turner was recalled to Australia’s playing XI as a last minute replacement for Marcus Stoinis who was ruled out from the match due to an injury.
“I turned up to the ground today and Marcus Stoinis was doing a fitness test, he has got a broken thumb. He is a pretty tough bloke, so I thought he would get up and play and I would be running drinks again. It was a last-minute [situation], to transition my mind from not playing to playing,” Turner said.
With the win, Australia have levelled the five-match series 2-2. The series decider between India and Australia will be played at Delhi on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday slammed the Decision Review System stating that it was “not consistent at all and becoming a talking point in every game”.
“The DRS call was a surprise, it’s just not consistent at all, it’s becoming a talking point in every game,” Kohli said.