ex indian spinner anil kumble he feels that Ravichandran Ashwin has the ability to transfer pressure to the batsman. His words come after Ravichandran Ashwin took a 12-wicket haul in the recent India vs West Indies first Test in Dominica.
Ravichandran Ashwin he achieved his eighth haul of ten wickets in the match. Taking five-wicket hauls in both innings, the right-arm spinner also surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become India’s second-highest wicket-taker in international cricket.
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Ravichandran Ashwin has the ability to transfer pressure to the batsman: Anil Kumble
While speaking at Jio Cinema, former Indian captain Anil Kumble praised Ravichandran Ashwin for his abilities to play with the mind of a batsman. Kumble, who is India’s highest wicket-taker in international cricket, said Ashwin has the ability to transfer pressure to the batsman.
“[Ravichandran] Ashwin plays into the mind of hitters. It’s not just about the skills he possesses, but also the ability to transfer pressure to the hitter. This was evident in the body language of every batsman who faced R Ashwin,” the 52-year-old said.
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giving the example of Chanderpaul’s Tagenarine wicket in India vs West Indies 1st Test, Kumble explained how Ashwin plays with the mind of a batsman.
“Ashwin shot wide outside the box, sending the ball into the left. When Chanderpaul anticipated the balls would go in, Ashwin delivered a beautiful delivery that slid down, put him down and removed his stump,” Kumble added.
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Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed 5 wickets in the first innings of the IND vs WI 1st Test at Windsor Park in Dominica. In the second innings, he sought 7 more wickets to complete his 10-wicket haul in the match.
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With 709 wickets, the right-arm spinner is India’s second-highest wicket-taker in international cricket. Former leg-spinner Anil Kumble is India’s leading wicket-taker in all formats with 953 wickets. Also in the Tests, Kumble stands as the highest wicket-taker for India with 619 scalps. Ashwin accounts for 486 wickets and steals second place on the list.
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Meanwhile, India will face West Indies in the second test of the ongoing series at Queen’s Park Oval Stadium in Trinidad. The meeting begins on July 20 (Wednesday). India won the first Test by one innings and 144 runs. The visitors lead the series 1-0.
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