Former India opener Aakash Chopra had hailed Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as one of the biggest match-winner India has ever produced. This comes after Ravi Ashwin completed 400 wickets in Test matches during India’s 10-wicket against England in the third Test match in Ahmedabad.
He has 24 wickets so far in the ongoing four-Test series against England with five-wicket hauls in the first two Tests. But he had been in form right from the start of IPL 2020 where he played for Delhi Capitals and then picked 11 wickets in the Test series in Australia to help India win by 2-1.
He has been in form with the bat as well, as evident from his fighting innings in the Sydney Test match, where he along with Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari draw the Test match to keep India alive the series. He then scored his fifth Test century in the second Test in Chennai, helping India comeback to win the match and draw level against England.
I Feel Ravichandran Ashwin Is An Absolute Rockstar, Says Aakash Chopra
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra was all praises for Ravichandran Ashwin and his craft during the Star Sports show Cricket Connected. He praised him as one of the biggest match-winner for India in recent times and labeled him as an absolute rockstar.
“He has been absolutely phenomenal with the craft he has displayed over a period of time and as he is growing as a bowler, he is picking up a lot of wickets overseas. So, that question mark is also getting answered quite nicely and I feel he is an absolute rockstar, he is one of the biggest match-winners that India has ever produced, of course, Anil Kumble will remain at No.1 still,” said Chopra.
“Phenomenal, seventy-seven Test matches for 400 Test wickets. Let the naysayers be, the fact is that when the pitch is dished out there are four or five spinners playing on the very same surface. One guy is picking more wickets than anybody else and it is not that you are playing only on rank turners,” further added Chopra.
Ravichandran Ashwin will look to help India qualify for the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand, as he is not in the Indian team’s plans for the white-ball series.