Tendulkar full of praise for Ashwin ahead of Hyderabad Test
Ahead of the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad beginning from this Thursday, legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar has heaped praise on India’s premier strike bowler Ravichandran Ashwin.
In an exclusive conversation with India Today, the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said the Tamim Nadu tweaker has changed completely as a bowler in the last two years to become a matured off-spinner.
“In the last two years, Ashwin has changed completely as a bowler. He has become a complete bowler, who has control over the situation and how he wants to approach a spell is completely different,” said Tendulkar.
“Earlier, I thought he was experimenting too much but now he is a matured off-spinner. We need to see how he goes abroad and wins matches for India and I am sure the way he has been performing, he will be able to do so,” added the Little Master.
The Mumbaikar, who played alongside Ashwin in the past before retiring from international cricket a couple of years ago, was equally vocal in his praise for the number one Test all-rounder’s batting prowess. Ashwin already has four centuries and eight half centuries to his name. [Read also: Ashwin wary of new-look Bangladesh]
Tendulkar said: “I think we have a very good team, a balanced side. The strength lies in our batters being able to bowl little bit and the bowlers being able to bat. If R Ashwin, who is batting at No 7 or No 8, has four Test hundreds, then we surely feel that we have enough strength in our batting. Then the bowlers, both him and Ravindra Jadeja, have done very well.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com