Former Aussie player Brad Hogg has time and again praised R Ashwin. The 31-year old player was one of the star performers in India’s last Test series against England, which the host nation won by a margin of 3-1. Ashwin not only took 32 wickets but also scored a crucial hundred in the second Test.
During the series, he also became the fastest bowler to reach 400 wickets. Ashwin is in good form ahead of the ICC World Test Championship final (WTC) and a five-match Test series against England. Hogg believes Ashwin can break Muttiah Muralitharan’s record of 800 Test wickets.
“I think he will probably play till 42 in Tests. I think his batting might drop off but he’ll be more lethal with the ball by the time passing by. I can see him pushing 600+ Test wickets at least. He might even break Muttiah Muralitharan’s record (of 800 Test wickets) as well,” Hogg told Timesnownews.com.
Hogg also revealed the reason behind Ashwin’s success in the longest format of the game.
“The reason why I think he’s so good because he is adaptable and his hunger of continuing to grow up as a cricketer. He also played county cricket to get used to England conditions and that’s how he has become so successful especially in recent years,” he further added.