Home > News >

Ravichandran Ashwin knows his abilities and backs them strongly, feels Harbhajan Singh

Ravichandran Ashwin knows his abilities and backs them strongly, feels Harbhajan Singh

Ravichandran Ashwin captured ten wickets or more for the second time in Test cricket © PTI

Chennai: Feb 25, 2013

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who claimed his second 10-wicket haul in a Test match during the opening tie against Australia at Chennai, knows his abilities well and backs them strongly, feels Harbhajan Singh.

“He bowled really well in this game. What I learnt from him was that he bowled a little quicker through the air and hence denied the batsman the time to think,” Harbhajan told bcci.tv

“With a fuller line and quick pace he had the batsman in two minds. That was exactly our plan in the second innings and he executed that very well. Every day you learn something from this game,” he added.

Harbhajan heaped praise on Ashwin, who is India’s leading wicket-taker in the opening Test.

“He’s a very intelligent boy. He understands his game, knows his abilities and backs them strongly. He’s someone who tries till the very last ball, which is a great sign. I wish him all the luck and hope he continues to do well for India,” he said.

Ashwin registered a five-wicket haul on Day Four to help India inch closer to win.

According to PTI, for the second time in his brief Test career, Ashwin (12 for 193) has captured ten wickets or more – his best figures are 12 for 85 against New Zealand at Hyderabad last year.

Ashwin has produced seven instances of five wickets or more in Tests – twice against Australia, all on Indian soil. He has bagged five wickets or more in each innings of a Test match only for the second time – the first occasion being against New Zealand at Hyderabad last year – 6- 31 and 6-a54. The only Indian bowler to complete 75 wickets in only 13 Tests is Ashwin.  

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Deodhar Trophy, 2014-15

Nov 29, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at TBC

More

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dubai

United Arab Emirates won by 5 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 21 runs

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

Phil Hughes passes away: Video tribute

Sean Abbott will find the road ahead a living nightmare

Phillip Hughes’ death: What happens to India vs Australia Test series?

Phillip Hughes 63 not out, forever

Phil Hughes: Remembering his most memorable knocks

Phillip Hughes passes away: Crying for Phillip Hughes

Australia England India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes Sri Lanka

India tour of Australia 2014-15: 1st Test set to be rescheduled as David Warner, Shane Watson and Brad Haddin not ready

UAE beat Afghanistan by 5-wickets in first ODI at Dubai

Bangladesh edge out Zimbabwe by 21 runs in 4th ODI at Dhaka

Phillip Hughes was destined for greatness: Steve Waugh

Afghanistan set 249-run target against UAE in 1st ODI at Dubai

Khurram Khan of UAE becomes 7th oldest international captain

Kumar Sangakkara needs 2 more dismissals to become most successful wicket-keeper in ODIs

Thank you, Brendon McCullum

Shikha Pandey becomes 1st Indian Women cricketer to take 3 wickets and score half-century in same ODI

Phillip Hughes — Career Highlights

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Pukaar’s Rannvijay Singh will face new challenges with ‘Zen Life’

Yami Gautam Birthday: The Vicky Donor girl turns 26 (In Pics)

6 medical miracles that will blow your mind

OPEC daily basket price closes over three US dollars lower

Badlapur new poster: Varun Dhawan stuns us with his deadly rugged avatar – view pic!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

6 must-have aromatherapy oils for your medicine cabinet

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here