Ravichandran Ashwin is continuously doing great for his team. in the ongoing second Test match between India and England, he took a fifer and helped his team get the lead in the first inning of the match. The pitch condition is helpful to the spinners but the way Ashwin bowls is incredibly good. Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar applauded Ashwin for his brilliant spell against the visitors in the first inning of the match.
England scored just 134 runs in their first inning, and Indian off-spinner’ figures of 5/43 helped the hosts to get them bowled out for such a low score. Ashwin took the 29th fifer of his career and became the 7th player in the world to reach this feat.
Sunil Gavaskar and Ashish Nehra shared their thoughts on Ravi Ashwin’s performance on day 2 of the second Test.
“It was a high-class performance by Ravichandran Ashwin. He did not give any chances to the batsmen because of the way he varied his flight and used the crease. This is his home ground. He knows how the pitch will behave here,” said Gavaskar.
“He knew if Moeen Ali and Jack Leach were turning the ball so much on the first day, he just had to find a good length and along with that, his line was also good. At times when the ball spins a lot and he bowls on the middle and leg, the ball quite often misses the leg stump. He bowled the perfect line today, on the off-stump, and because of that he took so many wickets,” added Gavaskar.