Ravichandran Ashwin defends his different bowling action

Ravichandran Ashwin defends his different bowling action

Ahead of the final round match in the World T20 against Australia on Sunday, Ravichandran Ashwin has defended his bowling action in the Asia Cup where he bowled wearing full sleeve flannels and also said that he might use a different action in the remaining matches of the World T20.

Ashwin, a master of the flicked carrom ball ahead of the doosra, always bowled in half-sleeves, until he opted for the full sleeve shirts in the recently concluded Asia Cup. According to him, he doesn’t want to lag behind bowlers, who get more advantage from long sleeves, allowing them to use their arm to a greater extent.

Ashwin was quoted saying to a popular news media that he wanted to try something new and check whether it worked or not and how it felt wearing full-sleeves. With the long sleeves, he felt that his counterparts get a little more advantage, so he didn’t want to lag behind them and opted for the experiment.

The new action of Ashwin was largely similar to that of Sunil Narine and he was seen practising the action in the nets in Wellington during India’s recent tour to New Zealand and it is not ruled out that he will not attempt the new action again in the World T20 2014.