India’s ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is currently playing for Worcestershire in the ongoing County Championship. He kick started his County career with an 8-wicket haul in his first match.
Ashwin is learning new things while playing in England and trying his best to implement the lessons in his game. In a recent chat with BBC.Co.uk, he said, “These sort of experiences don’t come at a cheap cost, you will have to go through it and you will have to enjoy the ride and that is what I am here for not so much really the performance. For me, it’s only about the ride and if I can take something back, learn and implement, that’s all I can ask for.”
Ashwin is facing a certain amount of challenges for his style of bowling in County conditions as he hasn’t played as much cricket in the UK. Explaining the same, he said, “I’ve not played a great deal in England, to be able to say what are the challenges I have been facing or I might face, but one thing is for sure coming over and playing a Test series abroad is not easy you will have to give it a lot more. In order to win those Test series’, everybody from our team needs to put their hand up and be counted for.”
When asked to pick the best all-rounder in the world as England’s Moeen Ali, as well as Ben Stokes, are doing way more than just good in recent times, Ashwin replied, “I think asking a contemporary cricketer is not the right idea. I believe both of them are fantastic cricketers especially in an era where a fast bowling all-rounder is pretty rare Ben Stokes has definitely taken the world by storm.”