A Piece Of Stats That Proves Ravi Ashwin Is A Nightmare For Left-Handers

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India’s ace spinner Ravi Ashwin is hailed as one of the best in business across the world. When it comes to the longest format of the game, Ashwin’s records are unmatchable. Ashwin has given numerous game-changing performances to save the day for team India. He is currently 3rd on the all-time Indian Test wicket-takers with 427 wickets.

While he is an impeccable performer across formats and from both sides of the bat, however, his records against left-handers are unmatchable.

A Piece Of Stats That Proves Ravi Ashwin Is A Nightmare For Left-Handers

In February, he became the first player in the history of Test cricket to take 200 wickets against left-handed batsmen. Following Ashwin, the second most successful bowler in Test cricket against the left-handed batsmen is Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who has dismissed left-handers 191 times out of his world-record 800 Test wickets.

Well, a piece of stats has been going crazily viral on social media, which perfectly highlights how Ravi Ashwin has been no less than a nightmare to the left-handers. The piece of stats was shared by popular Twitter user and cricket enthusiast Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) via Tweet.

In his Tweet, Madhav highlighted the fact that how Ashwin has bowled against 78-left handed batsmen in his Test career so far and only 9 out of them have survived his lethal attack by not getting dismissed. He wrote:

FACT: Ravichandran Ashwin has bowled against 78 left-handed batsmen in his Test career. And only 9 out of them have survived without getting dismissed by him.”

Here, check out the Tweet:

Earlier, in an interview when Ashwin was asked about whether he loves bowling to the left-handed batsmen, he had revealed that he has enjoyed great success against them as he challenges both sides of the bat. He had said:

“I would like to think that it is because I challenge both sides of the edge. I get a batsman out through the inside edge and the outside and get the slip, short leg and silly point in play. I think that is one of the reasons the left-handers find it difficult. Also, I change the angle; I go over the wicket and to the extremes for around the stumps also. So challenging both sides of the bat gives me the edge,” 

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