India vs England 4th ODI at Birmingham: Ravichandran Ashwin credits hard work for success
A video of India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin talking ahead of their fourth One-Day International (ODI) against England at Birmingham on Tuesday.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s performance in the shorter versions has been comparatively better than Test cricket which the burly Tamil Nadu spinner attributes to the time spent at the nets with his personal coach sorting out his bowling action. “I have put considerable amount of work into it, a good 55-60 days of work back at home with my coach. I have been trying to sort out my action and extract as much as possible from the wicket. Thankfully the results are coming,” Ashwin told reporters on the eve of the fourth one-dayer, reported PTI.
The ‘four-fielder outside the 30-yard circle’ rule has something that has been troubling the Indian spinners and Ashwin feels that he is working around the restrictions chalking out his own plan. “The fifth fielder [earlier rule] actually determined the length of a spinner. Now as per new rules, depending on which fielder, you have up [inside the circle], you have to bowl fuller, pull up your length, have to play in between that and try taking risks in between that,” Ashwin signed off.
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