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File image of Dilip Vengsarkar. (Getty Images)

'If I was selector, I would have brought him back': Vengsarkar on India spinner

PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 11:14 AM IST
  • India vs England: With India's spinners appearing out of sorts, Vengsarkar feels the need of the hour is to bring back the veteran India spinner.
Players of the Indian cricket team in Adelaide.(Getty Images)
Players of the Indian cricket team in Adelaide.(Getty Images)

'Our chances were completely written off': Ashwin

PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Ashwin stated that even the most experienced players of the side had to deal with people saying that the team didn't exist beyond that first Test.
Ravichandran Ashwin(Twitter)
Ravichandran Ashwin(Twitter)

Ravichandran Ashwin's T20I chances all but over

PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 09:28 PM IST
The question is not as illogical as Kohli made it out to be, simply because Ashwin had a stellar season at the 2020 IPL. His victims last year at the UAE included Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock, Kohli himself, David Warner, Chris Gayle, Steve Smith and Jos Buttler among others.
Ravichandran Ashwin: File photo(AP)
Ravichandran Ashwin: File photo(AP)

Ashwin named ICC Men's Player of the Month for February

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Ashwin scored a 106 in the second innings of India's second Test victory over England in Chennai and took his 400th Test wicket in the third Test victory in Ahmedabad.
DC coach Ricky Ponting(Special arrangement)
DC coach Ricky Ponting(Special arrangement)

‘Hope Axar and Ashwin have some wickets left’: Ricky Ponting

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Delhi Capitals head coach and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting took to Twitter and expressed his excitement ahead of a fresh IPL season.
Washington Sundar plays a shot during 4th Test against England(REUTERS)
Washington Sundar plays a shot during 4th Test against England(REUTERS)

'People don’t recognise that he grew up as a batsman all who could bowl'

UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:15 AM IST
During the post-match press conference, Ashwin said that it’s surprising to see people don’t recognize Sundar’s batting talent.
India's captain Virat Kohli, center, hugs to congratulate teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, right, on dismissing England's Zak Crawley(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, center, hugs to congratulate teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, right, on dismissing England's Zak Crawley(AP)

Ravichandran Ashwin creates unique record with 32 wickets in England series

UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:55 PM IST
  • Ashwin, who picked up his 30th five wicket haul in England’s second innings to once again play a crucial role in India’s thumping win by innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test, finished the four-match series with 32 scalps to his name.
Ravichandran Ashiwn (L) and Kevin Pietersen (R)(HT Collage)
Ravichandran Ashiwn (L) and Kevin Pietersen (R)(HT Collage)

Pietersen backs Ashwin to become one of India’s ‘all-time great bowlers’

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:20 PM IST
Pietersen has backed Ashwin to become one of the all-time great Indian bowlers.
Ravichandran Ashwin: File photo(PTI)
Ravichandran Ashwin: File photo(PTI)

‘He wants to be the best’: Laxman hails Ashwin’s ‘critical planning & execution'

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 09:55 PM IST
While speaking on Star Sports, Laxman pointed out how Ashwin troubled someone ‘as great as’ Steve Smith during the Australia tour.
Indian off-spinner R Ashwin: File photo(PTI)
Indian off-spinner R Ashwin: File photo(PTI)

ICC Player of the Month: Ashwin, Root, Mayers in contention among men

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Ashwin played three Tests against England and scored 106 in the second innings of India's second Test victory at Chennai and took his 400th Test wicket in the third Test victory at Ahmedabad.
Image of Aakash Chopra. (Instagram/Aakash Chopra)
Image of Aakash Chopra. (Instagram/Aakash Chopra)

'That question mark is being answered nicely': Chopra names 'rockstar' of India

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • India vs England: "I feel that he's an absolute Rockstar, one of the biggest match winners that India has ever produced," Chopra said.
R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh have been the spin leaders of their respective eras. (Getty Images)
R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh have been the spin leaders of their respective eras. (Getty Images)

Gambhir picks between Ashwin and Harbhajan as India's best off-spinner

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:59 AM IST
  • India vs England: Unlike Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, there hasn't been much comparisons between R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, but if it was to be done, Gautam Gambhir knows his pick.
Brad Hogg feels India allrounder can be quite handy for the team. (Getty Images)
Brad Hogg feels India allrounder can be quite handy for the team. (Getty Images)

'Get him back in': Hogg vouches for India all-rounder's return for England ODIs

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:50 AM IST
  • India vs England: Hogg feels the return of one particular player can make a big different to the Indian team.
Ravichandran Ashwin(BCCI/Twitter)
Ravichandran Ashwin(BCCI/Twitter)

'I am a cricket lover who actually went on to become a cricketer': R Ashwin

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:36 PM IST
After the completion of the third Test, Ashwin had a one-on-one session with fielding coach R Sridhar inside the dressing room. The veteran off-spinner revealed that he is a 'cricket lover’ who ‘accidentally became a cricketer’.
India beat England in the third Test by 10 wickets(BCCI)
India beat England in the third Test by 10 wickets(BCCI)

India vs England: England go from dust to dust in two days against India

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:09 AM IST
On a crumbling and dusty pitch in the day-night Test, where the pink orb looked like it had transformed into a magical object with a life of its own, anything looked possible. And it was.
Axar Patel celebrates the dismissal during day one of the 3rd Test Match against England in Ahmedabad(BCCI/Twitter)
Axar Patel celebrates the dismissal during day one of the 3rd Test Match against England in Ahmedabad(BCCI/Twitter)

Axar sizzles with six on home turf as India take early command

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:28 PM IST
India vs England: Patel and Ashwin set up the batsmen over after over with turn and variations. India ended the day on 99/3, trailing by 13 runs.
Indian leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav(Twitter)
Indian leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav(Twitter)

'There was some pressure, having not played a lot of Tests in last 2 years'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 12:29 PM IST
While speaking on Star Sports, Kuldeep also spoke about the pressure of playing a Test match after such a long time.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin plays a shot during the 3rd day of the 2nd test match against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai on Monday. (ANI Photo/BCCI Twitter)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin plays a shot during the 3rd day of the 2nd test match against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai on Monday. (ANI Photo/BCCI Twitter)

‘Loving to have you in this space’: Kohli praises Ashwin’s heroics

PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 10:50 PM IST
After winning the second Test by 317 runs, Ashwin had a small chit-chat session with captain Virat Kohli during which he revealed how he worked on his skills during the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
Ravichandran Ashwin(BCCI)
Ravichandran Ashwin(BCCI)

‘Never seen any of our greats talk about pitches’: Ashwin

PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 07:59 PM IST
During the post-match press conference on Tuesday, Ashwin said that he has never seen either the team or former cricketers make a big deal out of the condition of the pitch.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin waving at crowd at Chepauk after India beat England by 317 runs in the second Test on Tuesday(BCCI/Twitter)
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin waving at crowd at Chepauk after India beat England by 317 runs in the second Test on Tuesday(BCCI/Twitter)

Ashwin explains what helped him scalp 8 wickets in 2nd Test

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Ashwin asserted that more than the turning Chepauk pitch, it was the ‘mind of the England batsmen’ that helped India dominate the second Test.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his half century during the 3rd day of the 2nd test match against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai on Monday. (ANI Photo/BCCI Twitter)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his half century during the 3rd day of the 2nd test match against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai on Monday. (ANI Photo/BCCI Twitter)

India vs England: R Ashwin strikes another fifer, with the bat

PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 09:20 PM IST
All-rounder follows up his five-wicket haul with fifth century on Day 3 to leave India on verge of a series-levelling win over England in the 2nd Test in Chennai on Day 3.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his century during the 3rd day of the 2nd test match against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai on Monday.(ANI/BCCI)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his century during the 3rd day of the 2nd test match against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai on Monday.(ANI/BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin slams century, joins unique list of lower order batsmen

UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 07:11 PM IST
Ashwin walked in to bat with India's middle order collapsing on a difficult pitch and stitched a key 96-run partnership with captain Virat Kohli.
R Ashwin has excelled with both bat and ball. (BCCI/Getty)
R Ashwin has excelled with both bat and ball. (BCCI/Getty)

Goes under radar: Gambhir calls Ashwin India's biggest matchwinner since Kumble

UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 09:45 PM IST
India vs England: Given what he brings to the table, Gambhir reckons Ashwin often goes unnoticed for his gigantic contributions to the team and called the spinner India's biggest match-winner since the legendary Anil Kumble.
Ashwin plays a shot during the 3rd day of the second cricket Test match between India and England, at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai,(PTI)
Ashwin plays a shot during the 3rd day of the second cricket Test match between India and England, at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai,(PTI)

Laxman, Harbhajan, Vaughan and others applaud Ashwin’s terrific ton

UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:19 PM IST
People from the cricket fraternity came up with messages on social media to laud Ashwin’s efforts against England.
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his fifth Test ton(BCCI/Twitter)
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his fifth Test ton(BCCI/Twitter)

Ashwin scores fifth Test hundred, reaches unique milestone

UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 04:07 PM IST
During the third day of the second Test against Chennai, Ashwin brought up a fighting ton, taking India’s second-innings lead past the 450-run mark.
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