IND vs WI: 'He Becomes Very...' - Ishant Sharma Praises Ravichandran Ashwin For Fifer Against West Indies

Updated - 13 Jul 2023, 06:09 PM

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Ravichandran Ashwin [PC: AFP/Getty]

Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma praised Ravichandran Ashwin for his fabulous bowling show in IND vs WI 1st Test. Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed a five-wicket haul to crush West Indies batsmen.

The Indian spinner attacked the West Indies right from the start after dismissing the openers. Later, he hunted 3 more wickets to end with 5 wickets for 60 runs in the 1st innings. With these 5 wickets, the off-spinner also crossed 700 scalps in international cricket. He became the third Indian bowler to achieve this feat.

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When The Ball Turns, No Bowler Is More Dangerous Than Ravichandran Ashwin: Ishant Sharma

While speaking on Jio Cinema, right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma was asked about his thoughts on Ashwin’s spell. Ishan Sharma praised Ashwin and said when the ball turns, no bowler is more dangerous than him.

“The conditions were also very supportive for Ashwin because the ball had started to spin. When the ball turns, no bowler is more dangerous than Ashwin. When the ball turns even slightly, he knows what line to bowl and how to vary his pace, because of which he picked up five wickets”, Sharma said.

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Ishant Sharma, who is one of the commentators for Jio Cinema in the ongoing IND vs WI series, also added that Ravichandran Ashwin used his pace variation very well in the match.

“The best thing was the line he bowled and he mixed his pace very well. He didn’t bowl at one pace. So it becomes very difficult for the batters to read that. He started with the sliders and then tossed one up.

He used the rough very well, whether it was to the left-handers or the right-handers. When he was bowling slow to the right-handers, he was bowling wide of the stumps. All these things are a sign of a good bowler, how he reads the wicket, from where he can get the turn. So Ashwin did all these things very well,” the 36-year-old pacer further said.

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Meanwhile, India trail by 70 runs in IND vs WI 1st Test. Openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (40) and Rohit Sharma (40) stay on the crease with unbeaten knocks. Earlier, West Indies got all-out for 149 runs in the 1st innings.

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For India, Ravichandran Ashwin hunted the most 5 wickets for the team, followed by Ravindra Jadeja who got 3 wickets. Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj got 1 scalp each.

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