IND vs BAN: “There Is No Denying That He’s Such A Valuable Asset, Pretty Good For Ravichandran Ashwin To Just Focus On Red Ball Cricket” – Wasim Jaffer

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India beat Bangladesh by three wickets in the second and final Test of the two-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday, December 25. The Men in Blue whitewashed the hosts to clinch the series 2-0. India collapsed early in the chase, but Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer made a crucial partnership to help the team win.

Former India player Wasim Jaffer has described all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin as an invaluable asset for India in Test cricket. The 36-year-old scored an unbeaten 42 and put on a 71-run partnership with Shreyas Iyer for the eighth wicket. He also took six wickets in the Test. Ashwin had earlier scored a half-century in the first test match, which India won by 188 runs.

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Ravichandran Ashwin Is Such A Valuable Asset – Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer believes Ashwin should concentrate on red-ball cricket as he would not be considered for T20I or One-Day Internationals. He stated that Ashwin should help develop the next generation of talent in Tamil Nadu.

“As a batsman or a player, there is no denying that he’s such a valuable asset. I think it’s actually pretty good for Ashwin to just focus on red ball cricket. He won’t get picked for T20I or One Day International so I think it’s good for him to play Test cricket,” Wasim Jaffer remarked on ESPNcricinfo.

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“Whenever he gets the chance, he plays for Tamil Nadu as well. He’s always somebody who wants to play cricket which is a good sign because a lot of youngsters in the Tamil Nadu circuit or TNPL can learn so much from a guy like Ashwin,” he added.

Ashwin will next be seen in action against Australia in a four-Test series at home in February and March. The Rohit Sharma-led team will play three T20Is and as many ODIs against Sri Lanka at home, starting on Tuesday, January 3.

Also read: IND vs BAN: “You Must Respect Their Opinions, But Should Also Keep In Mind That It Is Not Necessary That Everything They Say Will Suit Your Game” – Rajkumar Sharma On Advice To Virat Kohli

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