Ravichandran Ashwin    BCCI
Ravichandran Ashwin BCCI

Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani today praised star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for his achievements and dedication to the game and said he was a role model for today’s youngsters.

“I have no words to express the achievements which Ravichandran Ashwin has done. My heartiest congratulations to the would-be legend in the making,” Kirmani said at a function here to present the ‘Icon of Chennai’ award to Ashwin.

The former India ‘keeper also said Ashwin is the pride of Tamil Nadu and India and was also a role model for the present day youngsters.

“Ashwin is the pride of Tamil Nadu and the country. He is a great role model to the youngsters of today, the millennials of today. He is such a gentleman cricketer, among all the other gentleman cricketers, he excels. I deem it an honour to honour Ashwin,” Kirmani added.

He also hailed the Tamil Nadu cricketer for dedicating himself in all aspects of the game and in academics too.