Mumbai: Former India batsman VVS Laxman has said that Ravichandran Ashwin is a thought-provoking cricketer who constantly innovates. He stressed that preparation has played an important role in the success of this experienced off-spinner.
Ashwin’s ‘strong’ performance
Ashwin (VVS Laxman) became the fourth Indian bowler to reach the 400-wicket mark in Test cricket by dismissing Joffra Archer during the Day Night Test in Ahmedabad. India won this test by 10 wickets within two days. The 34-year-old Ashwin achieved this feat in the fewest matches after Sri Lankan great off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.
Ashwin is a brain bowler
Laxman, who played 134 Tests for India, said, ‘I think he (Ashwin) is a very sensible person. When you are playing at the top level, not only your skill matters, your preparation, planning is also very important.
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He said, ‘Ashwin knows what are the weaknesses of the batsman. He plans to dismiss him and I think that is why he is bringing newness in himself ‘.
Laxman read the praises of Ashwin
To prove his point, Laxman (VVS Laxman) gave an example of Steve Smith’s upset against Ashwin on India’s recent tour of Australia. He said, ‘We saw in the recent Australia series how Ashwin also harassed a legend like Steve Smith and this thing makes Ashwin or any other champion player special.’
Akash Chopra also praised
Former India opener Akash Chopra also praised Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin), saying that he is one of the biggest match-winning players in the country.
Chopra said, ’78 Test matches for 400 Test wickets. He has shown great skills so far and is progressing as a bowler, he is getting a lot of wickets. I think he is a rockstar. He is included in India’s biggest match-winner so far, of course Anil Kumble will be number one ‘.