Saba Karim Lauds The Indian Spin Trio Of Ashwin, Axar, And Jadeja
By CricShots - Feb 14, 2023 7:41 pm
Views 65

Former India wicket-keeping batter Saba Karim has showered huge praise on the veteran spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel, saying India is blessed to have this spin trio. India’s spinners were on fire as the hosts registered a dominating win by an innings and 132 runs against Australia in the first Test of the four-match Border-Gavaskar series.

Ashwin jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin

During a recent with India News, Karim said there’s no better combination of left-arm spinners in modern-day cricket than Jadeja and Axar.

Explaining the same, Saba Karim said, “I don’t think I have seen a better combination of left-arm spinners in modern-day cricket. Both Jadeja and Axar aren’t your orthodox left-arm spinners as they are a bit quicker and also like to undercut the ball.”

ALSO READ: Ian Chappell Dissects Rohit Sharma’s Test Career As a Batter

The former India selector said R Ashwin has a knack of setting up batters, which helps out Jadeja and Axar, insisting that this makes India’s spin trio very dangerous. He went on to say that the Australian batters failed to gauge the speed at which these spinners bowl.

Saba Karim
Saba Karim

Saba Karim explained, “The pace at which these spinners bowl, it is difficult for the Australian batters to gauge whether it will be an undercut or an overspin delivery. I think they need to be assured in their footwork and also make up their mind that they have to stay at the crease for a long time.”

The former cricketer said India is blessed to have a spin trio of Jadeja, Ashwin, and Axar, adding that even India’s batters would find difficulty facing them.

ALSO READ: Cheteshwar Pujara Excited To Play His 100th Test In Delhi

Talking about the trio, Saba Karim said, “It is tough to captain a side in Indian conditions when you have to manage such quality spinners. Imagine what will happen if Axar too starts to put pressure on Rohit (laughs). But we are really blessed that we have such a spin trio and as I said, even our own batters will find difficulty in facing them.”