Veteran Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin is often hailed as a ‘street-smart’ cricketer. From shattering records to coming up with something new in order to reinvent himself in IPL, Ravi Ashwin has ticked all the boxes right in the key moments to raise his stokes in world cricket and become an all-format player.
Playing for Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, Ashwin has re-established his batting credentials. He has been in some terrific form with the bat, off-lately. He played an instrumental role in Rajasthan’s qualification to the IPL 2022 playoff stage.
Besides contributing with crucial runs, Ashwin became the first t batter to be tactically retired out in the IPL during the ongoing season of IPL.
Ravi Ashwin Hailed MS Dhoni:
Meanwhile, speaking ahead of the much-awaited IPL 2022 playoffs, R Ashwin opened up about batting lower down the order in the shortest format of the game. Talking about the same, Ashwin hailed MS Dhoni, who is hailed as the greatest finisher in world cricket. He said:
“Batting lower down the order in a T20 game is the most unforgiving thing in life. And for a very, very long time…I have just looked at MS Dhoni and said ‘wow, this guy is amazing’. The amount of times he goes there, he keeps receiving this flak for slowing the game down, taking it deep and then closing it out,”
He added: “It’s an incredible ability, which I think a lot of players are trying to come behind MS and wanting to be MSD. There’s something to learn. There’s never going to be another MSD,”