Not the best performance in Bangladesh, will go to sleep feeling much better now: Ashwin
Tweaking his technique after a disappointing tour of Bangladesh has worked for India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and he must be feeling a lot better after his seven-wicket haul against Australia here on Friday, considering his spells throughout the series. I showed a lot of sharpness. At the end of the second day’s play of the fourth and deciding Test, Ashwin (6/91) said, “Instead of taking three wickets, you can now go to bed feeling much better.” ,
“It definitely feels good because you got a lot of wickets. I’m going to bed a little early today and I’m a little happy too. Ashwin has taken 24 wickets in the series so far with one innings to go but his six wickets in 47.2 overs will surely go down as his best performance on a flat pitch.
Ashwin, who took his 32nd five-wicket haul, said, “We expected the wicket to be good but not as slow as it was.” So expect it to get tougher to bat on as the game progresses. He took five wickets for 34 runs on the second day, so on what worked for him, he said, “No spell is better than another.” And it felt at different stages in this particular series that the numbers may not be giving you five or six wickets but the ball was coming in beautifully. ,
Then talking about the technical aspect, he said, “Whatever changes I have made in my bowling, which includes changing the position of the wrist, preparing to throw the ball, all these things.” It has made a difference that my spells have become much sharper. Maybe I didn’t do my best in Bangladesh. “However, the changes I have made have ensured that I get help from the pitch. To make his job easier on a flat pitch, he had to introduce certain ‘variations’ in his preparation and wrist position during the spell. “The pitch didn’t help me much so I used ‘seam’, ‘drift’ and whatever else I could,” he admitted.