In his illustrious decade long career, Ashwin has come across a plethora of class batsman and has carved a niche for himself in all formats. In his initial years, it was T20 cricket where he first got noticed bowling in the early years of IPL as successful CSK spinner.
The off spinner comes across as a thinker of the game and is never short of an opinion. Another quality he possesses is being a keen ‘watcher’ of the game and not just a ‘player’. This is a quality which is a bit rare to find in cricketers these days. In short he’s a cricket nuffy like all us normal folk.
When he was recently asked to choose the best batsman he came across he replied “Toughest batsman to bowl to in T20, I always rate MS Dhoni to be one of the greatest T20 batsmen, especially towards the end. Ravichandran Ashwin during an Instagram Live session before also hailed him as captain, saying: “MSD is one of the greatest captain India has ever seen, one of the greatest captains IPL has ever seen.”