VVS Laxman has no hesitation in considering Ravi Ashwin as one of the all-time great. VVS has applauded off-spinner for his tremendous record and match-winning performance with both bat and ball. R Ashwin has picked up 409 wickets in 78 test matches and has also contributed 2656 runs with the bat scoring 11 Fifties and 5 Centuries. VVS Laxman Praises R Ashwin and calls him ‘One Of The Greats’
In a recent interview, VVS Laxman said – “R Ashwin is a top-class off-spinner. There is no doubt he is one of the greats of the game. The way in which he has consistently won matches for India, not only but home, in the recent tour of Australia, is an example of his ability overseas. The way he restricted the run flow of the Australian batsmen, the way he set Steve Smith out and got him out quite consistently shows he is high on confidence,”
“I would definitely Pick Ashwin and Jadeja in my Playing 11” – VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman Praises R Ashwin. He has also added – “I will definitely play both the spinners because what Ravindra Jadeja has shown in the recent past is he is not just a batsman who can play cameos but he can play big knocks, especially under pressure. I still remember the partnership he had with Ajinkya Rahane when the chips were down in Melbourne. Unfortunately, he got injured after that,”
“I think Ravindra Jadeja will perform well as a batsman at No. 7 and being a left-hander, it will give the edge in the Indian batting line-up,” he added.
“As far as the bowling is concerned, it’s not just about the footmarks, Jadeja has become a versatile bowler, he has improved as a bowler, he can beat the batsman on the first day of the Test, he has improved in that aspect,” he concluded.
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