I am 100 percent method, 80 percent skill, 150 percent madness: Ravichandran Ashwin
Published - Aug 24, 2016 10:32 am | Updated - Aug 24, 2016 10:34 am
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is currently enjoying a wonderful time in his career, has attributed his success to the madness he has for the game. The off-spinning all-rounder recently beat Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s joint record of five man-of the series awards. The more interesting fact about it is that he achieved this record in just 36 tests.
“I am 100 percent method, 80 percent skill, and 150 percent madness. There are a few things I can attribute my success to and one of the facts is that I think cricket all the time. People also think I am a bit of a cricket tragic. There is hardly anyone in the team who follows as much cricket as I do,” said Ashwin speaking to BCCI.tv
His all-round performances might make fans think that he currently at the peak of his career but the hungry off-spinner says that people are yet to see his best. In the Test series against West Indies, Ashwin contributed a staggering 235 runs with the bat including two centuries while snapping 17 wickets with his off-breaks.
“One such thing is the belief on the side of the mental aspect. I have never settled down with what I have had. Every particular session, the trainer, and physio say my workload is very very high. For me, one fine day I should be literally unplayable.”
“If I bowl six balls in an over, the batsman should get beaten on all six deliveries. I think that will be the pinnacle point in my career. I don’t know if I will be able to achieve it, but I have definitely embarked on the journey trying to at least achieve it. I am on the path to getting there and achieving all the things I am at the moment”, Ashwin continued.