Ravi Ashwin bowls left-handed: The premier Indian spinner seems to be adding another skill up his sleeve ahead of the historic Test.
India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who started as a right-hand offbreak bowler, added plentiful skills up his sleeve during the course of his career. Ashwin eventually graduated to bowl leg-spin in domestic matches.
It was also reported before IPL 2018 that Ashwin would bowl leg-spin in the tournament. While that didn’t happen on a large scale, Ashwin opened up on trying the same at the highest level during the post-match interview after beating Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs in Indore.
The Holkar stadium also witnessed Ashwin batting left-handed after the finish of a day’s play. Originally a right-handed batsman, the 33-year old cricketer was seen continuing his tendency of experimenting.
Ravi Ashwin bowls left-handed
Ashwin, who recently made the switch from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, continued to try novel things in Indore as he was also seen bowling left-handed in Indore. It is worth mentioning that the Indian team had trained with the pink ball in Indore yesterday.
Alright people !! Let’s put an end to this fun you are all having with a poor quality video being circulated on the social media. Here is a good one.😂😂😂✅ pic.twitter.com/LMZZBASTbc
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 18, 2019
— Rohit Juglan रोहित जुगलान روہت جگلان۔ (@rohitjuglan) November 17, 2019
Ashwin, who made his Test debut in 2011, has picked 362 wickets at an average of 25.31, an economy rate of 2.83 and a strike rate of 53.5 including a whopping 27 five-wicket hauls.
With 780 points under his belt, Ashwin is currently the joint-10th ranked Test bowler in the bowler. Ashwin shares the rank with West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach. The Indian fast bowler-pair of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami is at No. 4 and 7 respectively.