Ashwin is bowling a very good line and length: Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin
NEW DELHI, INDIA – NOVEMBER 8: Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin. (Photo By Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has praised Indian off-spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin following the 30-year old’s exploits in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand. Ashwin picked up yet another man of the series award as the Indians are now the world number one ranked team in the world.

Speaking about the Indian offie, Azhar noted a drastic change in Ashwin’s bowling from the 2015 World Cup to the way he is bowling at the moment. “I think from the last World Cup, Ashwin’s bowling has totally changed. He is bowling a good line and length,” Azhar told India


“He is not trying too much and bowling well within himself. Once you start bowling well within yourself, you would try and bowl better, think better and I think the way he has performed over the last year, in the previous series also, I think he will go on to win many more matches for India and hopefully perform on pitches where spin is not very conducive.”

Azhar also went on to add a few words on Virat Kohli and the way he has been performing of late. “Kohli has proved time and again that he is one of finest players in the world at the moment and I only feel that maybe on a wicket where the ball is swinging, he might struggle a little bit but with the form he is in… if he can continue like that… I think he will overcome that as well,” he said.

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Finally, speaking of the DRS system, Azharuddin said, “I would say it’s a very good idea. They should have decided on the DRS long back. I think I said it two or three years back also because if you see there are so many close games India have lost on foreign soil.

“Had we had the DRS system, those decisions would have got in our favor and we would have won so many games. But I think It’s a good idea and I really feel common sense has prevailed now and hope they take a positive stand on DRS,” Azhar said.

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