Muralitharan calls Ashwin a ‘smart cricketer’

Muralitharan calls Ashwin a 'smart cricketer'

Former Sri Lanka off- spinner and living legend Muttiah Muralitharan has praised Team India and Tamil Nadu off-spinner Ravi Ashwin calling him a smart cricketer.

Ashwin has been doing great in recent times for India in all three formats of the game which proved him a better cricketer than the past and that caught the attention of the former Sri Lankan spin wizard.

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Muralitharan, who holds the record for most Test wickets said : “Ashwin has improved a lot in the recent past. He played really well in the recent matches.”

“He has the experience and talent to showcase his skills in the upcoming ones. In fact, according to me, he is a smart cricketer. Looking forward to see his performance,” he added.

To a question as to why spinners were doing better when compared to the pacers, the spin wizard said, “Spinners always have a lot of opportunity in cricket. But to be honest, the world has a lot of highly talented spinners which is the actual reason.”

He also spoke about his association with Tamil Nadu and said, “I always prefer to be here. My grand parents are from Namakkal and I am also, right now, doing business in Tiruchirappalli. Many of my relatives are also from the state.”

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.