[caption id="attachment_583859" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-583859" alt="ashwin new" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ashwin-new.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ravichandran Ashwin referred Steven Smith s gesture as "completely unheard of IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ravichandran-Ashwin" target="_blank">Ravichandran Ashwin</a> has added fuel to the ongoing rift between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/India" target="_blank">India</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Australia" target="_blank">Australia</a>, with his comments over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Steven-Smith" target="_blank">Steven Smith</a> s inappropriate behaviour during the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/australia-in-india-2016-17-200444/live-scores/india-vs-australia-live-cricket-score-2nd-test-match-182437-full-scorecard.html" target="_blank">second Test at Bengaluru</a>. Ashwin referred Smith s gesture as "completely unheard of". In a video posted on <i>bcci.tv, </i>speaking to his teammate <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Cheteshwar-Pujara" target="_blank">Cheteshwar Pujara</a> who played a brilliant 92-run knock at Bengaluru, Ashwin said that such incidents reminds him of junior cricket days. "Steven Smith actually turned back and asked the dressing room if he could take a review," Ashwin said. "That is completely unheard of. The last time I thought that to happen was in an Under-10 game, when my coach used to suggest where point fielders and cover fielders used to stand. <p></p> <p></p>Smith, who is actually part of Ashwin s current IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), also added that he was quite surprised and have lot of respect for the Australian captain. "It was really surprising. I have a lot of respect for Steven Smith, but that was very, very surprising," said Ashwin. <p></p> <p></p>Further, Pujara revealed that there were a lot of talk during the Test and said that he was teasing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/David-Warner" target="_blank">David Warner</a> throughout the match by reminding him his record against Ashwin. The Indian spinner has so far dismissed Warner 9 times in Tests and he took his wicket in both the innings of second Test. <p></p> <p></p><strong>[read-also]583792[/read-also]</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Well, see, they were talking a lot and probably sledging is something which, as a unit, we felt that we can give them back," Pujara said. "They were always under pressure when they walked in to bat, and I wanted to make sure their batsmen were thinking about it, especially David Warner. Whenever he walks in to bat, Ash [Ashwin] is always happy, so I always keep reminding him that Ash is the one who picks [up his wicket]." <p></p> <p></p>Ashwin added more interesting bits and continued by talking about his celebration after taking Mitchell Starc s wicket. I saw yesterday, Abhi [Mukund] pulled <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mitchell-Starc" target="_blank">Mitchell Starc</a> for a six, he top-edged it for six," Ashwin said. <p></p> <p></p>"But yes, I don't think he was in any sort of hurry when he pulled that ball, and Mitchell Starc suggested that he would hit him on the helmet. I don't know, people generally have the habit of saying I'll hit you back on the helmet at Gabba. It doesn't matter, this is Bangalore, so I thought I must tell him that he got hit off me, in the first innings, on the helmet." <p></p> <p></p>Moreover, Pujara disclosed that he batted with a sore neck throughout his 92-run knock and added, "It was my neck which was troubling me a lot. To be honest, it was a serious issue when I went in to bat in the second innings. I would like to thank Patrick Farhart, our physio, who made it possible for me to bat, and bat at No. 3, because there was one stage where I felt I might not be able to bat No. 3 because my neck was really sore. But he worked on it and ultimately I achieved the goal for the team." <p></p> <p></p>It will be interesting to see where this ends and how it will affect rest of the two Tests, which is going to be played in MS Dhoni s hometown Ranchi and India s scenic beauty at Dharamsala.