Former Indian batter VVS Luxman praised off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for his exemplary performance with Australia at the recently completed Boxing Day test in Melbourne.
Bowler in Tamil Nadu dismantled Australian batting by scalping three wickets in the first inning. Steve Smith.. Ravichandran Ashwin chose two more wickets in two innings to help India bundling his opponents in 200.
VVS Laxman: Ravichandran Ashwin boosted his Adelaide performance with another nice display of off-spin in Melbourne
Offspinner was praised for defeating Steve Smith cheaply in the first innings of both games. Impressed by his hero, VVS Laxman said in his latest column at The Times of India that this is the best version of Ravi Ashwin he has ever seen in an overseas situation.
“Ravichandran Ashwin seems to have Smith’s standards at the moment and backed up his performance in Adelaide with another nice off-spin exhibit in Melbourne. It’s what I saw in the Ashwin Bowl abroad. It’s the best of all, and that’s what he says given the scaled peaks, “Luxman writes.
This is one of Steve Smith’s worst starts in a series of just 10 runs with 4 innings. In Adelaide, he was fired in one run of 29 balls in the first inning, and again Ravichandran Ashwin kicked him out because he was caught by Cheteswarphara without scoring.
He had Steve Smith edging it with Ajinka Rahane on an Adelaide test slip. In two innings, Steve Smith was undefeated by one as Australia won the match with eight wickets. Steve Smith scored 30 to 8 runs when Jasprit Bumrah bowled him in two innings. That was his highest score.
VVS Laxman enhanced by Shubam Gil and Mohammed Siraj
In addition to praising spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, VVS Luxman emphasized the efforts of young people Shunbangil and Mohammed Shiraji who made their test debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
A commentator who turned to cricket wrote that the Indian team didn’t look weak, despite the absence of Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma and others. Shiraji stands up on the spot. Shubman Gill scored 80 runs in two innings and Mohammed Siraj chose five scalps.
“I was impressed by the approach and performance of my debuts Shubman Gil and Mohammed Siraj, and I repeat the strength of India’s fast-growing bench. The best batter and most experienced pacemaker on the tour. Without Mohammed Siraj, India did not look like a seriously disabled person, not to mention the absence of Ishant and Rohit Sharma, “Luxman wrote.
After leveling Series 1-1, India is preparing to lock Australia and Horn in its third test starting January 7th at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The last test is Brisbane..
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