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R Ashwin says never asked ICC to relax the 15-degree rule for bowling doosra

June 12, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin stated that he never asked ICC to relax the 15-degree rule for bowling doosra. His clarification came in response to media reports stating that he had appealed to the International Cricket Council to relax the rule. The 34-year-old is currently in England with the rest of the Indian cricket team. The Men in Blue are gearing up for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The most-awaited match of the year will be held from June 18 to 22 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

R Ashwin is gearing up for the final of the World Test Championship

Ravichandran Ashwin made his Test debut against West Indies in the year 2011. The 34-year-old is presently the quickest bowler to reach 250, 300, and 350 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin, who is widely acknowledged as one of the best spinners among the current generation of players, has been the key to India's successes in the game's purest format. Ashwin has retained his position as India's frontline bowler in home Tests for several years now.

Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 409 wickets in 78 Tests at an average of 24.69, including 30 five-wicket hauls and seven 10-wicket hauls. Ashwin is only behind Muttiah Muralitharan in the list of fastest bowlers to take 400 wickets in Tests. Muralitharan accomplished the feat in just 72 matches. Other Indian bowlers to have claimed more than 400 wickets are Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), and Harbhajan Singh (417). He is also India's fourth-highest wicket-taker in the most extended format. In the Border Gavaskar Series, he picked up 12 wickets. The off-spinner has been very important to the Indian Team, with the willow scoring 2,656 runs in 78 Tests. He also has five centuries to his name.

Ashwin is the first bowler in the 143-year history of Test cricket to dismiss 200 left-handed batters. Ravi Ashwin is currently third on the list of leading wicket-taker in the World Test Championship. In 13 matches so far, Ashwin has picked up 67 wickets. Now, he requires four more wickets to reach the top. However, if he manages to pick four wickets, he will surpass Australian pacer, Pat Cummins. Cummins has picked up 70 scalps from 14 games.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh