Deep Dasgupta feels Ashwin will be one of the modern-day greats


Former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta has heaped lavish praise on Ravichandran Ashwin after his fantastic spell against the West Indies.

Yesterday, Ashwin looked in fine touch as he picked up another Test fifer and was bowling in tandem with his spin twin, Ravindra Jadeja.

Meanwhile, the Windies could post only a meager 150 runs in the first innings at Dominica.

Moreover, Dasgupta says that Ashwin is truly one of the greatest Test bowlers in modern-day cricket, and once he finishes his career, he will be remembered as one of the greatest.

Also, he has spoken about the various deliveries that Ashwin has in his arsenal.

Furthermore, he also added that West Indies were no match against Ashwin.

Says Dasgupta,

The difference in the class of Ravichandran Ashwin the bowler, and the (West Indies) batters was evident. He would have been disappointed not to be a part of the final, but leaving the disappointment behind, he came and was a thorough professional and did what he does.

Adding further, he says,

He (Ashwin) has so many varieties in his armoury, but he also knows when to use it. It’s one thing to have these variations and it’s another thing that you know when to use it. He is undoubtedly among the modern-day day greats and once he finishes his career, he will finish as one of the greatest ever.

India is only 70 runs behind after Day 1 after Ashwin’s heroics; Dasgupta happy with India’s performance

Meanwhile, Ashwin’s heroics proved to be rather fruitful for India as they packed up the Windies on a small score.

On the other hand, India scored 80 runs without giving up any wickets. Openers Yashasvi Jaiswal, on debut, and skipper Rohit Sharma are firm on the crease.

However, the youngster was a slow starter initially, but after he got the hang of it, he scored at a brisk pace and is now unbeaten on 40.

Furthermore, Rohit’s decision to drop Ashwin during the WTC final backfired on him and even his batting in the longest format was under the scanner.

But, he is looking in sublime form in this Test series and was looking sharp during India’s first innings.

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