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Ravichandran Ashwin Clarfies He Never Asked ICC To Relax A Rule
By CricShots - Jun 11, 2021 12:20 pm
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The veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday clarified that he will never suggest that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should look to relax the 15-degree rule to help bowl the ”doosra”. Ashwin’s clarification came as some media reports suggested that the off-spinner on his YouTube channel urged the apex cricket body to relax the rule.

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Ravichandran Ashwin 

Taking to Twitter, Ravichandran Ashwin sighted an article and replied: “Really?? Pls, don’t carry the wrong stuff!! I will never say such a thing.” In another tweet, the spinner said: “Wrong wrong wrong!! My channel is done for all the right reasons and audience to know cricket better. If you can’t get such basic stuff right in translation, pls don’t carry such poor news.”

In his Test career, Ravichandran Ashwin has scalped 409 wickets in 78 games at an average of 24.69, including 30 five-wicket hauls and seven 10-wicket hauls. He is also India’s fourth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Earlier, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar had said that he has a problem with people terming Ashwin as an all-time great as the spinner does not have enough five-wicket hauls in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia) countries.

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Talking about the same during ESPNCricinfo’s program “Run Order”, Manjrekar had said, “One basic problem I have with Ashwin is that when you look at SENA countries, places where Indians find themselves outside their comfort zone, it’s amazing to see that he doesn’t have a single five-wicket haul. Not one five-wicket haul in all these countries.”

He further added, “The other thing — you talk about him running through sides on Indian pitches, when pitches are suited to his kind of bowling. But in the last four years, Ravindra Jadeja has matched him with wicket-taking ability throughout a series. So, Ashwin is not a guy who soars above the others.”

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Sanjay Manjrekar also pointed out that during the last series against England, Axar Patel got more wickets than Ashwin on similar pitches and that’s one of the reasons behind him not considering Ashwin as an all-time great.