‘I stole Kuldeep Yadav’s fife’: Ravichandran Ashwin makes hilarious comment

Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav

India player Ravichandran Ashwin spoke about his performance with the ball in the second innings of the Ranchi Test against England. She said that she raised her hand when Rohit Sharma asked him and Ravindra Jadeja who would take the new ball.

Ravichandran Ashwin was the wrecker-in-chief behind India defeating England for just 145 runs in the second innings. The spinner took the new ball and made an immediate impact as he bowled impeccable lines and lengths.

Ravichandran Ashwin first removed Ben Duckett for 15 runs and then followed up with the wicket of Ollie Pope for a duck. If this was not enough, the veteran player contributed and sent Joe Root packing for 11 runs to pick three wickets in no time.

The carnage did not stop there from Ravichandran Ashwin as he then returned in the second spell and completed what he had been waiting for for a while. The spinner removed Ben Foakes and James Anderson to complete his 35th five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Ravichandran Ashwin expressed his joy while bowling with the new ball and said he was happy that it paid off again. The off-spinner also spoke about the variations of it when there was not much to offer and explained:

“You know me very well Ravi Bhai. Rohit said in the meeting, you two are starting, who wants to start? I raised my hand and said: I will start from this side. I’m glad (it was worth it). I have sort of a fixture with the new ball and enjoyed bowling a little faster. I loved it once again. (What he relied on when there wasn’t much to offer) I had to go back and rewire the game.

“I am a person who comes from above and likes the ball to fall on the field. Somehow, when I get to the eastern part of the country, I find that there is not enough bite on the surface. The bounce is literally around shin height if I can say that, so I had to bowl a lot of side spin, I had to hit the pitch for the first part of the spell and then from the other side I felt like there was a bit further. buys. “I literally had to rewire and it was a mental shift I had to make.”

Ravichandran Ashwin also spoke about why he didn’t bowl carrom balls from the beginning, saying he didn’t want to give up extra runs before reaching full pace. He also lavished high praise on Kuldeep Yadav, hilariously saying that he stole the fife from roulette. He added:

“For some strange reason my knee has been acting up. I only need 10 to 12 balls to warm up. I also did a warm-up before entering. So once I got the length right, I wanted to try it (carrom ball) because I didn’t want to give away extra runs because we were the last ones chasing, so every run to chase is a big advantage. Phenomenal character (throughout the bowling unit).

“I thought Kuldeep played brilliantly. What I loved about Kuldeep today was the way he worked on his run, momentum and all that kind of stuff. We all know how many revolutions he can give the ball, what skill he has. The change of pace that changes the trajectory, that he is willing to do now… I think it doubles the bowler that he is. Really happy for him. I just stole his fife. “That’s how the game goes.”

That feeling is surreal when you win a test match after 4 difficult days – Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin spoke further about the match situation and said that winning the match after four difficult days will be a surreal feeling for them. He also praised captain Rohit Sharma (24) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (16) for their unbeaten 40-run partnership in the chase.

Ravichandran Ashwin, who will be playing his 100th Test match in Dharamshala, said he has enjoyed every moment of being with this team. He elaborated:

“We batted almost until lunch, if we had given up even 70-80 runs, I thought when we got back to the hotel last night, we would have taken it with both hands. You can take all the wickets you want, you can perform every time, but the best thing that can happen is when the team wins. That feeling is surreal when you win a Test match after 4 difficult days.

“I would like to have that feeling tomorrow. Rohit and Jaiswal have started very well, I hope they keep going. tomorrow. Sunny bhai, you are being too generous, thank you very much (for the 500 wicket milestone). I have definitely overcome all these things, I have enjoyed every moment of being with this team and the longer it lasts, I will be very happy.” He concluded.