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'My bowling is completely instinctive' - Ashwin

India spinner R Ashwin talks to the media ahead of the sixth ODI against Australia in Nagpur

October 29, 2013

Posted by   on (October 30, 2013, 10:45 GMT)

Instinctively rubbish of course

Posted by rameshwarrier on (October 30, 2013, 10:01 GMT)

aswin needs to be dropped as he is sure to struggle to even find a place in his club playing 11. Its gr8 to have variations but they need to be disguised as all the batsman know whats coming next. totally ineffective bowling.

Posted by nachami on (October 30, 2013, 8:34 GMT)

Intelligent comments from some of you for an intelligent bowler. Ashwin is very unlucky to have spectators like some of you. However, please understand only one thing.. Now a days, it is a batsmen paradise.. Pitches are favouring only the batsmen. Let anybody replace the current set of bowlers and perform. We will discuss then... Come on Team India - Please fight out. Good luck.

Posted by Cricketfan11111 on (October 30, 2013, 7:30 GMT)

For a batsman or a spinner, being fat don't hinder their prime task. Some who excelled in cricket: A Ranatunga, Mark Taylor, Inzi, Sehwag ....even Yuvi and Rohit sharma used to be rounder. Now they look a lot slimmer. I'm sure Ashwin trains hard on his fitness but however hard he tries you can never make an Usain Bolt out of him.

Posted by basusri133b on (October 30, 2013, 5:43 GMT)

This so called "talks with the media" is an extremely poor production of comments by Ashwin spliced together. You can barely hear the questions being posed to Ashwin. The production team gets an F grade for this.

Ashwin's comments reveal a lot. This fellow should let his bowling do the talking. No amount of chatter can cover up the fact that he is a mediocre bowler

Posted by LovedFansofIndianCricket on (October 30, 2013, 5:38 GMT)

Ashwin is good bowler. He has good brain. He will bat also. For god sake Dhoni should play him as new ball bowler and include Mishra also in the playing XI. Drop one pace bowler.

Posted by Rajeshj on (October 30, 2013, 5:22 GMT)

@Jimbond: I think you have a short memory or you are just too biased in your assessments.. Ramesh Powar was found out by batsmen in less than 20 matches and he was plastered all over in his later matches.. the same was the case with Mishra.. its a fact that even now batsmen tend to struggle a bit with Ashwin.. I mean an economy rate of around 5 in flat pitches is no joke.. And he bowls mainly when batsmen are scoring heavily.. you have to give credit to him a little bit.. may be he is speaking with a fast tone, but I think he had clarity and was spot on in what he was trying to say.. Kohli speaks in an animated tone.. Tendulkar/Dravid speak in a hesitant tone.. Kumble used to speak with fast tone similar to Ashwin.. its their individual styles.. we never found problem with them, but why are we so biased about Ashwin then.. Bedi was fat, Warne was fat, Inzi was fat.. we never worried about it.. but why is Ashwin criticized now.. I think our eyes are biased..

Posted by jimbond on (October 30, 2013, 4:02 GMT)

And it is very sad to see an international player with loose flesh flapping on the waist. The selectors got rid of a much better bowler Powar saying that he was not fit enough. I wonder why Ashwin has survived.

Posted by jimbond on (October 30, 2013, 4:00 GMT)

Ashwin may have some value in T20 or perhaps even in 50 overs games, but he is totally unsuitable for the test matches (at least his bowling is, his batting is better suited for the tests). His bowling has lost all of its sting and he is totally incapable of taking wickets of good batsmen. @Jose Pulaimpatta: Quite possible- about the Aparajit part, but they are very different types of players. Aparajit is the much better batsman, but unfortunately has not kept up with his bowling. Once Aparajit improves his bowling by a notch, he is certain to take Aswin's place in the team.

Posted by   on (October 30, 2013, 0:21 GMT)

Ashwin,

1. Your instinct takes the ball mainly on the leg stump; irrespective of the field placements.

2. You often lose control over the line; ending up with legside wides; sometimes even Dhoni can't stop it go for 4 wides

3. You seem to be giving at least one easily hittable ball, every over.

4. Irrespective of the linel, often you have little control over width or height. That is why, No #3 above happens so often.

5. You seem to be unable to lose some weight and thus has become a liability in he field. The only place in the field, where you had shown some results (catches) is in slips. Even there, once you miss a ball, the ball invariably reaches the boundary, before you. That is, if at ll you chase it with your maximum agility.

6.But for Dhoni 'complete faith' in you, you would have been asked to go back to domestic games and return after ironing out the problems.

7. You know TN players well, no? Even a raw Aprajit could replace you, without any problem.

Accept reality.

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