R Ashwin reveals he learnt under-cutter and reverse under-cutter from Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 52 wickets in his last 13 Test appearances for India.

R Ashwin and Mujeeb Ur Rahman | HT Photo

Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed on Tuesday (October 2) that he has learned the under-cutter and reverse under-cutter from Afghanistan spin sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

The due shared the dressing room while playing for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2018, and Indian spinner picked up the few new tricks from the teenager, as Ashwin believes that the reverse under-cutter is an effective weapon to succeed in the limited-overs game.

The spinner has not given up hope to play limited overs game for his country, saying he is 'waiting for the opportunity' to play white-ball cricket again and this tricks will certainly help in to make comeback in the national ODI and T20I squad.

He has been out of India’s limited-overs squad since the emergence of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, as his last game for India was against West Indies in July 2017, in this situation, his new style can help him to see in the Indian White-ball squad.

The Tamil Nadu man also spoke about his captaincy for the KXIP in the IPL 2018, saying it was all about expressing himself and trying to take guard of his team.

Ashwin told News18, “Trying to be a responsible leader, try and make sure that you are giving your players the best possible environment on and off the field, to go out there and perform.”

He signed off by saying, “Most of the balls that he bowls – the carrom ball is something that I bowl. But I have developed the slider in the white-ball format. Obviously, I have not played a lot of white-ball cricket but people who have followed my TNPL, they know I have started bowling the leg-break, I have started bowling the slow carrom ball.”

Noteworthy, the spinner is currently preparing for the upcoming two-match Test series against the West Indies starting from October 4 in Rajkot to make an impact at home after failing to impress in England.


By Rashmi Nanda - 02 Oct, 2018

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