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‘Longest 48 hours…’: R Ashwin’s wife pens a heartfelt note for star spinner | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became just the second Indian bowler and ninth overall to pick 500 wickets in Test cricket during the third Test match against England in Rajkot that India won by a huge margin of 434 runs. This was India's biggest-ever win in Test cricket in terms of margin of runs. Ashwin was on 499 scalps at the end of the second Test in Visakhapatnam and completed his 500th scalp with the wicket of Zak Crawley. Ashwin achieved the 500 wickets feat in 98 Test matches, making him the second-quickest in Test history to the milestone after Sri Lanka's spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan who achieved the feat in 87 Tests. The other seven bowlers took more than 100 Test matches to get to the milestone.Ashwin is the ninth bowler in Test history to breach ...
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3rd Test: Ashwin joins proceedings in post-tea session on fourth day | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Premier India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday returned to play in the post-tea session on the fourth day of the third Test against England following his departure to Chennai to attend to his ailing mother.Despite reaching the milestone of 500 Test wickets on the second day of the match, Ashwin had to leave for Chennai soon after.According to the ICC's Playing Conditions, Ashwin did not face any penalty time for his absence on the third day.As per ICC's clause 24.3.2, "A nominated player's absence will not incur Penalty time if, in the opinion of umpires, if the player has left the field for other wholly acceptable reason, which shall not include illness or internal injury."Ashwin, who arrived in Rajkot on Sunday afternoon, was seen going through the drills during th...
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Rajkot Test: R Ashwin to join India squad less than 48 hours after withdrawing due to family emergency

India spinner R Ashwin is set to join the India squad on Day for the Rajkot Test after a brief absence due to a family emergency, the BCCI has said in a statement on Sunday. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is pleased to announce the return of R Ashwin to the squad after a brief absence due to a family emergency,” said BCCI. “Ashwin had to temporarily withdraw from the squad after Day 2 of the 3rd Test in Rajkot to attend to a family emergency. “Both R Ashwin and the team management are pleased to confirm that he will be back in action on Day 4 and will continue to contribute towards the team’s cause in the ongoing Test match.” The nature of the emergency is yet to be known but the board stated that any necessary assistance to the player and his family will be provided...
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R Ashwin might make a return in Rajkot Test, hints Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has hinted that off-spinner R Ashwin might be able to return in the ongoing Rajkot Test after he has withdrawn from the Indian Test squad due to family emergency. “I am not sure but I think Ash bhai is someone, who is coming back I guess,” Kuldeep Yadav told Dinesh Karthik in an interview on Jio Cinema. On Day 2, Ashwin has achieved the feat of 500 Test wicket but flew home due to family emergency. “Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn from the Test squad, effective immediately due to a family medical emergency. In these challenging times, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the team fully supports Ashwin,” the BCCI has said in a statement on Friday.. “The BCCI extends its heartfelt support to the champion cricketer and his family. The health and well-being...
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‘Your smile made me cry’: Suryakumar Yadav’s emotional message to R Ashwin

Suryakumar Yadav has posted an emotional message for R Ashwin, after the off-spinner completed his 500 Test wickets on Day 2 of the third Test at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot. “Ash bhai yaar rula diya aapke smile ne (Your smile has made me cry),” Surya wrote on his Instagram story. “Congratulartions to you and your family.” Ashwin, who reached the milestone after taking the wicket of Zak Crawley in England’s first innings has withdrawn from India’s Test side in Rajkot, effective immediately, because of a family medical emergency. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙇𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩! 👏 👏 Take A Bow, R Ashwin 🙌 🙌 Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/FM0hVG5pje#TeamIndia | #INDvENG | @ashwinravi99 | @IDFCFIRSTBank pic.twitter.com/XOAfL0lYmA — BCCI (@BCCI) February 16, 2024 “The BCCI extends its heartfelt support t...
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Six of R Ashwin’s best wickets: From foxing Kane Williamson, to spoiling Kumar Sangakkara’s swansong Test

Kane Williamson came with a clear plan to nullify Ashwin. He would shuffle across. The plan would serve multiple purposes, A) It could force Ashwin’s line wider off the off-stump. B) He could get outside the line and sweep, which he performed expertly, C) He could milk him for singles down the ground. The plan worked perfectly on the second day, by the end of which Williamson had motored along to a half-century.But the third day was different. Ashwin would begin with an in-out field and bowl standard off-breaks, flighted, dropping and turning, inviting him to cover-drive, and keeping the region vacant. To establish his superiority, he cover-drove him for a couple. He began the tease, frequently varying length, angle, and pace. Williamson still dealt comfortably with all the questions As...
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Ind vs Eng | R. Ashwin becomes 2nd Indian to take 500 Test wickets

India bowler Ravi Ashwin celebrates after taking the wicket of Zak Crawley to reach his 500th Test Wicket during day two of the 3rd Test Match between India and England at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on February 16, 2024 in Rajkot, India. | Photo Credit: Getty Images Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday became the second Indian bowler after former skipper Anil Kumble to take 500 Test wickets during the third Test against England here. Ashwin also became only the third off-spinner to achieve the feat and continues to be the second highest wicket-taker for India behind Kumble, who ended his career with 619 scalps.𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙇𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩! 👏 👏Take A Bow, R Ashwin 🙌 🙌Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/FM0hVG5pje#TeamIndia | #INDvENG | @ashwinravi99 | @IDFCFIRSTBankpic.twi...
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R Ashwin praises Jasprit Bumarh, explains why home advantage has gone missing in IND vs ENG Test series

R Ashwin has called Jasprit Bumrah’s effort “extraordinary” in the series so far and while lauding the efforts of youngsters Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill also explained why India are not enjoying the home advantage in the ongoing Test series.“The real show stealer is BoomBall,” Ashwin said on his Youtube Channel. “We saw a little of Jaisball also. Jasprit Bumrah has bowled extraordinarily, being the leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets. He is also the latest number-one Test bowler in the world. A big congratulations from my side. I’m a big fan of him. This achievement is an Himalayan feat.” The two-match series is evenly-poised at 1-1 with the next Test, starting from February 15 in Rajkot. “In 2005, when England and Australia were playing the Ashes, I was following it with a lot e...
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R Ashwin engages in heated chat with umpire at close of play on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ravichandran Ashwin appeared visibly dissatisfied at the end of the first day's play in the second India-England Test in Vizag. What triggered Ashwin to have a heated chat with umpire Marais Erasmus remains unclear.As the stumps were drawn, Ashwin walked towards Erasmus to seemingly complain about something which left him upset while the England players were busy congratulating Yashasvi Jaiswal for his 179-run knock.Ashwin faced the last over of the day delivered by leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed, showcasing aggression by executing an attacking slog sweep for a boundary on the penultimate delivery.However, immediately after defending the final ball of the day, he directed his attention towards the umpire and began expressing dissatisfaction about something.Talking about the match, J...
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R Ashwin retains No 1 spot, Jasprit Bumrah moves to 4th in ICC rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Premier India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday retained the top spot in the latest ICC Test rankings. Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, on the other hand, ascended a spot to fourth after the first Test against England in Hyderabad. Ashwin, who had grabbed a match haul of six wickets in India's 28-run loss against England, is on 853 rating points, while pacer Bumrah, who also claimed half a dozen wickets in the lost game. The third Indian in the top 10 in the bowling charts is left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja at number six.Jadeja also enjoys a healthy buffer at the head of the Test all-rounder rankings.However, Joe Root, who has moved up to fourth place, might challenge him soon if the Englland veteran maintains his good show with the ball.While Root is primarily know...
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India vs England, 2nd Test: Can Kuldeep Yadav ‘reverse’ the trend? | Cricket News – Times of India

With England's batters catching the hosts off-guard with their reverse sweeps against left-arm finger spin, the 'Chinaman' bowler's wrist spin could come to India's rescueCHENNAI: Let’s take you back to a chilly November afternoon in 1987 in Kolkata. England were playing the World Cup final at the Eden Gardens against Australia and were closing in on victory. With 120 more to get, captain Mike Gatting tried a reverse-sweep off Allan Border and looped a catch to the wicketkeeper. England went on to lose the final and had to wait for another 32 years to win it and Gatting had to bear the cross of trying an “irresponsible shot” for the rest of his playing career. Cut to January 2024. The first Test against India appears all but gone for England against the sharp turn of R Ashwin, Ravindra ...
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I hope R Ashwin completes 500 Test wickets in this match: Ravindra Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ravindra Jadeja, part of India's most successful Test bowling pair is backing his longtime colleague Ravichandran Ashwin to achieve the milestone of 500 wickets in the first game against England itself.On the opening day of the Hyderabad Test, Ashwin and Jadeja surpassed the Anil Kumble-Harbhajan Singh duo, establishing themselves as the most successful Test bowling pair for India with a combined tally of 502 wickets in the traditional format of the game.The Kumble-Harbhajan combo had taken 501 wickets in 54 matches.Ashwin entered the match needing 10 wickets to reach the landmark of 500 scalps. By the time the England first innings ended, the veteran off-spinner bridged the gap to remain seven short of the coveted milestone."It will be a big achievement if Ashwin completes 5...
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Kevin Pietersen’s advice to Ben Stokes and Co: Pick Ashwin’s ‘doosra,’ playing Jadeja is all about technique

Last time when England won a Test series in India in 2012, it was Kevin Pietersen, who turned the tide for the visitors with his magnificent 186 on a turner in the second Test in Mumbai. England went on to win the Test series 2-1. In an interview to former England captain Michael Atherton for The Times, Pietersen opened up how he dealt Ravichandran Ashwin’s threat in that series and has some advice for Ben Stokes and co how to play the spinners on a rank turner in India. India have picked four spinners in their squad, that includes Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav. During his knock of 186 in Mumbai, Pietersen attacked Ashwin through and over the off side and he says he managed to do it after he started picking his “doosra.” “I picked Ashwin’s ‘doosra...
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‘Notice me please’: Ashwin’s cheeky swipe at IPL franchises after Gulbadin Naib’s stunning blitz | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan's Gulbadin Naib smashed a dazzling 23-ball 55 not out to take the third and final T20I in Bengaluru to a Super Over. Chasing a massive 213 for victory, Gulbadin's herioc effort took the Afghans level to India's total but the former captain couldn't take his side across the line in the tight last-ball finish.Although India pipped the visitors in the double Super Over thriller but Gulbadin's stunning fight gathered massive praise on social media.Veteran India spinner R Ashwin too was in awe of Gulbadin's knock as he lauded his supreme effort while taking a dig at the Indian Premier League franchises. The 32-year-old last featured in the auction process in 2018 and was ignored by all the franchises.Alongside Gulbadin, openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran als...
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‘Bazball won’t die wondering’: Nasser Hussain warns India against preparing rank turners for Test series

Former captain Nasser Hussain has warned India for not preparing rank turners for the five-match Test series against England, starting from January 25 in Hyderabad. “If I am in the Indian management, I would ask for good pitches, that spin a bit. Because then their spinners and batters will out bat and out spin ours,” Nasser Hussain told Michael Atherton on the Sky Sports Cricket podcast. “If they ask for pitches that spin a lot then it becomes a bit of a lottery and brings England’s spinners into the game. The way Bazball goes about its business, the way England’s batting goes, they won’t die wondering.” England last won a Test series in India in 2012-13 under the captaincy of Alastair Cook where spin twins Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar starred in the momentous 2-1 triumph. Hussain a...
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Watch: Jasprit Bumrah imitates R Ashwin’s action to perfection at nets | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah's action grabbed eyeballs as he imitated teammate off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's action to perfection during the team's practice session ahead of the second and final Test against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Tuesday.After succumbing to an innings defeat in Centurion in the first Test, Team India is currently toiling hard in the nets for the final Test, commencing on Wednesday.The team is aiming for a victory in this match to salvage a draw against their opponents.Bumrah not only flawlessly replicated the action in a video that Star Sports India posted on social media platform 'X,' formerly Twitter, but he also came up with an exact expression after finishing the delivery stride.Indian captain Rohit Sharma also emphasised t...
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Watch: Virat Kohli smashes R Ashwin for a big hit as India go full throttle at nets on New Year’s Day | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Having suffered the heaviest defeat in South Africa in the first Test at Centurion, Team India went full throttle in the optional training session at the Newlands on New Year's Day in a bid to stage a fightback in the second and final Test starting Wednesday.Star India batter Virat Kohli, who played a brilliant knock of 76 in the second innings of the first Test, was seen batting aggressively in the nets.Kohli danced down the track to smash R Ashwin over his head.The former skipper was also seen negotiating with a local net bowler, specifically a left-arm pacer. The emphasis during the session was on assisting Indian batters in adapting to the challenge posed by left-arm fast bowlers.Debutant left-arm pacer Nandre Burger ripped apart the Indian batting line up with seven wick...
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R Ashwin hails ‘GOAT’ Nathan Lyon on entering 500 club | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As veteran Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon entered the 500 club in Test cricket, India's Ravichandran Ashwin showered praise on his compatriot on achieving the special feat.Lyon on Sunday became only the eighth bowler in the history of Test cricket to grab 500 wickets. On Day 4 of the Perth Test against Pakistan, Lyon dismissed Faheem Ashraf for his 500th wicket in the longest format. With that, Lyon became the third Australian and second off-spinner after Sri Lanka's Muthiah Muralidaran to take 500 Test wickets. Ashwin (489 wickets), who himself is on the verge of achieving the same feat, congratulated the Aussie 'GOAT' on his social media handle. Ahead of the Test series against Pakistan, Lyon had praised Ashwin as well, saying that he sees an unlikely 'coach' in the Ind...
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R Ashwin sees a definite ‘war’ between CSK and Gujarat for this ’12-13 crore’ player | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings releasing Shahrukh Khan came as a surprise to many and veteran India off-spinner R Ashwin feels that the power-hitter will be the player to watch out for at the December 19 auction. While many teams will be looking to bring in Shahrukh, Ashwin predicted a major war between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans for the swashbuckling batter. Punjab bought Shahrukh for Rs 9 crore but with now the slogger back in the auction pool, Ashwin said the 28-year-old might now fetch as high as Rs 12-13 crore."I can definitely see a war between CSK and Gujarat for Shahrukh Khan. Gujarat have let go of Hardik Pandya , Gujarat needs a player who can finish the innings, a sort of power player. and they need a power player. Shahrukh was at Rs 9 crore At Kings, and I though he sho...
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Mukesh Kumar will be next Mohammad Shami – ‘junior Lalettan,’ says R Ashwin

Mukesh Kumar, who impressed with his control in the first T20 game against Australia, could become the next Mohammad Shami, according to India spinner R Ashwin. “I initially thought Mohammad Siraj would become the junior Shami, but I now feel it could be Mukesh Kumar. Shami is called ‘Lala’ and as a tribute to the actor Mohanlal who is called Lalettan, I call Shami Lalettan,” Ashwin told on his YouTube channel. He then explained the reasons why he reckons Mukesh could be the next Shami. “Mukesh Kumar has a similar build, similar height, outstanding wrist position – he has that great whip of the wrist and terrific back-spin on the ball. He has a very nice straight and nice alignment. He had bowled really well in the series in the West Indies and was outstanding at a practice game in Barb...