Bizarre moment Indian cricket star Ravichandran Ashwin sniffs clothes after T20 World Cup victory

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Weird moment Indian cricket star Ravichandran Ashwin SNIFFS clothes to see if it’s his on live TV after his team’s victory over Zimbabwe at the T20 World Cup

  • Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has lit up social media after bizarre behavior
  • Off-spinner, 36, was caught sniffing two clothes in bizarre scenes
  • Followed India’s victory over Zimbabwe in Melbourne on Sunday in the T20 World Cup
  • The Indians will then face England on Thursday night in Adelaide for a place in the final

Indian cricket star Ravichandran Ashwin was filmed doing a bizarre act during the T20 World Cup.

The 36-year-old veteran could be seen sniffing two pieces of clothing after his side’s comfortable win over Zimbabwe on Sunday at the MCG – and it didn’t take long for the sight to go viral.

Eagle-eyed Twitter user chintubaba uploaded the clip, and it has since been retweeted over 7,400 times and generated over 53,000 likes.

Ashwin made sure to choose his correct game day outfit by literally smelling the difference between the clothes – keeping one item but throwing the other away when he didn’t have his game day scent.

Indian cricket star Ravichandran Ashwin was filmed doing a bizarre act during the T20 World Cup

The veteran off-spinner, 36, could be seen sniffing clothes (pictured left) after his side's win over Zimbabwe on Sunday at the MCG - and the sight quickly went viral

The veteran off-spinner, 36, could be seen sniffing clothes (pictured left) after his side’s win over Zimbabwe on Sunday at the MCG – and the sight quickly went viral

On the field, Ashwin stood out for India, collecting an impressive 3/22 from his four overs.

India’s crushing victory saw the men in blue qualify for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

Rohit Sharma’s men will next face England in a blockbuster semi-final on Thursday night at the Adelaide Oval.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain said India pose a ‘huge threat’ due to Suryakumar Yadav being the ultimate ‘360 degree player’ when in the crease, coupled with Ashwin’s trickery with the ball in hand.

Yadav’s unbeaten 61 from 25 overs all but ensured India would not be troubled against Zimbabwe as they compiled a commanding tally of 186 from their 20 overs.

Ashwin stood out for India with the ball, collecting an impressive 3/22 from his four overs against Zimbabwe

Ashwin stood out for India with the ball, collecting an impressive 3/22 from his four overs against Zimbabwe

The genius of Virat Kohli – who loves playing in Adelaide – and the punching power of Rishabh Pant also have England fans on edge.

Hussain also said in his Daily Mail column that England will need Jos Buttler and Alex Hales to bat, while the experience of versatile Ben Stokes could prove invaluable.

New Zealand and Pakistan will advance to the other semi-finals on Wednesday.

Melbourne will then host the final on November 13 from 7 p.m. local time.

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