Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin surprised many by revealing that he has long been envious of his Test match spin-bowling partner, Ravindra Jadeja. Ashwin lauded Jadeja’s consistent ability to land deliveries at the same spot and keep it simple with the bat.
Ashwin and Jadeja are a lethal duo for the team, especially in home conditions. Recently, they joined the 500-wicket club combined, becoming the second Indian pair after Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. Ashwin took 489 Test scalps, while Jadeja bagged 275.
I Am Not A Jealous Person, But – Ravichandran Ashwin
In a Sportstar interview, Ashwin acknowledged Virat Kohli as the most attractive cricketer at the moment. However, Ashwin revealed that the cricketer he is most envious of is Ravindra Jadeja, emphasizing his admiration for his skills.
“One person that I am always envious of, I am not a jealous person, but I’m very envious of this one person, not anybody else. The greatest cricketer at this point of time, the most sellable cricket of the most attractive cricketer today is Virat Kohli. However, the most envious I am of one cricketer is Ravindra Jadeja,” Ashwin said on Sportstar.
“Ravindra Jadeja’s journey and my journey are extremely contrasting. Ravindra Jadeja can put a ball on the same spot day in and day out be extremely athletic on field and keep it extremely simple with the bat and be a million dollars on most days. I cannot do that,” Ashwin added.
Without Jadeja, There Is No Ashwin – Ravichandran Ashwin
Ashwin revealed that he had difficulty expressing his admiration for Ravindra Jadeja for a long time but eventually found a way to convey it. He acknowledged the mutual dependence they have on each other’s strengths in cricket.