Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim has praised Ravichandran Ashwin and said that he feels happy that the off-spinner is ‘getting the recognition he should have got many years ago.”
Ashwin has proved in the last two months why he is called one of the greatest modern-day match-winners and silenced everyone who doubted his all-round abilities. The veteran off-spinner, over the past few months, has performed admirably with the ball and bat.
After troubling Australia in the recently concluded tour Down Under, Ashwin has continued his fine form in the ongoing Test series against England was adjudged the man of the match in the second Test as he picked up wickets while scoring a century in the second innings for India.
“I am happy R Ashwin is getting the recognition he should have got many years ago. I have always been troubled that whenever the Indian team has gone to play outside the Asian sub-continent, he has faced harsh decisions quite a few times.
“If he has bowled one bad spell or not bowled well in a Test match, he has been dropped quite a few times,” Saba Karim said during an interaction with India News.
“I am happy that he is coming forward now as a true match-winner and he is not only getting respect in his team, but a lot of cricket fans and former cricketers have got the belief that he is definitely a match-winner and a complete all-rounder.
“He has come and scored runs in difficult situations quite often,” he added.
The 34-year-old also completed his 400 wickets in Test in the last match in Ahmedabad. He will now look to power India to a series win when they take on England in the last Test of the four-match series at the Narendra Modi Stadium from Thursday, March 4th.