Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has won the ‘Player Of The Series’ award in the two-match Test series against the New Zealand National Cricket Team.
Ravichandran Ashwin performed brilliantly for the team India in both the games against New Zealand, in the first Test at Green Park, Kanpur, Ashwin bagged a total of 6 wickets in the match and in the Mumbai Test he picked a total of 8 wickets in the match.
During the post-match presentation ‘Player of the Series’ Ravichandran Ashwin said that he enjoyed bowling at the Wankhede surface. He said:
“I think I’ve got 10 (Player of the Series awards now). I enjoyed Wankhede honestly, and every day there was something new, and I could challenge both edges.”
It Was A Wonderful Performance By Ajaz Patel – Ravichandran Ashwin
Premier off-spinner Ashwin praised Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel who created history after becoming the third player to bag all 10 wickets in a Test innings. Ashwin stated:
“It was a wonderful performance by Ajaz. It doesn’t spin all the time in Wankhede, and he used the seam and put the ball in the right places, and there was a bit of destiny involved in his 10-fer too. “
Ravichandran Ashwin also talked about his good relations with his spin bowling partners Jayant Yadav and Axar Patel. Ashwin elaborated:
“Jayant and I have trained together, he flew to Chennai from Haryana in 2014 to pick my mind, so we have a good relation. Axar and I have played since Kings XI. “
Ashwin signed off by saying that he wants to win a series for India in the upcoming South Africa tour. He said:
“I would like to go to South Africa and win a series there, we haven’t done that before, and hopefully we can do it this time.”
Also, Ravichandran Ashwin has become the first bowler in 2021 to pick 50 wickets and he went past Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh in taking 50 wickets in a calendar year for the most number of times. Notably, Ravichandran Ashwin now has 50+ wickets 4 times in different years and Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh picked 50+ wickets in three different years each.
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