R Ashwin bowls leg-spin in Irani Trophy, watch video

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: March 14, 2018 6:08 pm

R Ashwin’s action resembles a lot like former Indian coach Anil Kumble. (Source: Twitter/BCCI)

R Ashwin, India’s premier off-spinner in Test cricket, has added yet another dimension to his repertoire of skills- the leg spin. Ashwin, who is playing for Rest of India in the Irani Cup against Vidarbha, revealed that he has finally mastered the art and was seen bowling leg-spin during the encounter at Nagpur. Interestingly, his action resembles a lot like former Indian coach Anil Kumble.

Ashwin has not featured in the Indian one-day set-up since July last year and had spoken about his intentions of developing the leg-spin to build his armoury going into the IPL 2018.

“I am just trying to build my armoury. I used to bowl good leg breaks with my off-spin action when I was playing league cricket in Chennai. Over a period of time, in a search to get my stock ball right, I obviously had to cut out a lot of those things. I had possessed a lot more variations. Having bowled off-break as the stock ball for almost 10 years, trying to change things around is challenging. But I don’t really settle for anything. At no point in my career, I thought ‘this is it’ and decided to settle for the rest of my career,” he had said in an interview with reporters.

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