India’s prime off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has gone on to praise Indian opener Rohit Sharma who came out with flying colours in the recently concluded English Test series. Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin had one of the most memorable series as both these players asserted their place and importance in the Indian Cricket Team with their performances.
While Rohit Sharma went onto becoming India’s highest run-scorer in the series with 345 runs at an average of 57.50, Ravichandran Ashwin became the Man of the Series for his contribution with both the bat as well as the ball. The all-rounder from Tamil Nadu went on to score 189 runs and picked 32 wickets in the series, picking his 8th Man of the Series award.
Ravichandran Ashwin Lauds Rohit Sharma
After India‘s emphatic win over England in the final Test by an innings and 25 runs, Ravichandran Ashwin was full of praise for Rohit Sharma who looked the most defiant batsman from the Indian team throughout the series.
“When you put him on the pedestal of Virender Sehwag and the few other names you mentioned, that’s the right place, that’s where he belongs. We all know that. My history with Rohit goes a long way back, probably 20 years ago, since I have watched him bat, and he has always been a special batsman,” Ravichandran Ashwin said.
“It is not a surprise that you are seeing him on the same lines as Sehwag. It’s not evolution; it’s just a matter of time. Nobody is surprised with Rohit Sharma for doing what he’s doing. He is a special cricketer; he’s a special batsman. I just hope he goes on to win a World Cup for India,” said Ravichandran Ashwin.
Team India Head Into The Limited Overs Format With A High
The Indian Cricket Team has qualified for the final of the ICC World Test Championship after thumping England 3-1 in the Test series. The final of the World Test Championship will take place from June 18 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground where India will collide with New Zealand who had already booked a berth in the final of the tournament.
Prior to that, the Indian Cricket Team has to play a T20I series and an ODI series against England. The five-match T20I series will begin on March 12 as all the games will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The ODI series will be played from March 23 at Pune wherein all the three ODIs will be played at the same venue.