“Knee Has Been Acting Up”: Ravichandran Ashwin’s Big Revelation After Five-Wicket Haul vs England

Ravichandran Ashwin picked a five-for vs England in Ranchi Test on Sunday.© BCCI




Following the end of the third day’s play between India and England during the fourth Test, veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin revealed that he has been facing some knee issues. It comes as a major threat for India as Ashwin has been one of the key members for the side in the red-ball cricket. On Sunday, he became the Indian bowler with most number of wickets in Tests on home soil. For the new high, the off-spinner surpassed bowling legend Anil Kumble.

“For some strange reason my knee has been acting up. It just takes me 10-12 balls to warm up. I had a warmup before getting in as well,” said Ashwin after stumps during Ranchi Test on Sunday. 

“So once I got my length right that is when I wanted to try it (carrom ball) because I did not want to give away extra runs because we were chasing last, so every single run to chase is a big bonus. Phenomenal character (by the entire bowling unit),” Ashwin added.

While Ashwin returned a five-wicket haul in England’s second innings, another Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav was also impressive as he picked four wickets.

“I thought Kuldeep bowled brilliantly. What I loved about Kuldeep today was the way he worked on his run-up, momentum and all that sort of stuff, We all know how much revs he can put on the ball, and what skill he has. The change of pace that changes the trajectory, which he is willing to do now. Happy for him. I just stole the fifer away from him. That is how the game goes (smiles),” he added.

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