Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Credits: Twitter)

Anil Kumble bowled with a broken jaw while Ravichandran Ashwin aced his performance at the Adelaide Test in 2018 with a Grade 3 abdomen muscle tear in the second innings. India have seen players in their ranks whose commitment lead by example as they have shown that even though the odds are stacked against them, they give it their all for the nation.

Ashwin has faced plenty of criticsm in his career but in a recent interview, he recalled being praised by a fan for his performance in the Adelaide Test. Ashwin had a marathon run in the match with the ball as he bowled 90 overs. He also contributed to the fore in India’s win as the off-spinner picked up six wickets.

Ravichandran Ashwin, Childhood Incident, Kidnapping
Ravichandran Ashwin (Credits: BCCI)

Recalling the praise, he got on social media, Ashwin on a Sportskeeda Live said “This morning when I woke up somebody reminded me on Instagram about the last wicket of Hazlewood that I took in the Adelaide Test and said that it was one hell of a performance

“He reminded me that I had bowled 90 overs, picked up 6 wickets for 150 runs. Yes I didn’t get a 5-wicket haul but he said that is was one hell of a spell where I got India to a famous victory. He also mentioned about the 25 runs I made in the first innings.”

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Credit: BCCI

In the current scenario, Ashwin continues to struggle to retain his position in the national team. He has been plying his trade regularly for the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), IPL and Raji trophy but in the limited-overs set-up the spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been preferred over him.

Ashwin has 152 ODI wickets 52 in T20Is to his name. He has constantly been experimenting on the bowling and trying to learn new nuances of it.