Ravichandran Ashwin Calls Bowling as ‘Labour-Class’
Ravichandran Ashwin has made good use of his tricks of the trade in his initial years. The prominent off-spinner has further carved out a niche by becoming a go-to bowler, particularly in the Test fold. The Chennai-based star has been an inspiration for many youngsters. Well, to talk about his little known fact, he has started off his cricketing career as an opening batsman before making an entry as a high-quality spinner.
However, he has impressed one and all with his bowling after making his debut against Zimbabwe in 2010. He further represented India at the Test circuit in 2011. The prominent face of spin bowling in contemporary cricket then went on to prove his critics wrong. The stellar of a show with the ball in hand has further made things easier for Ashwin.
The 32-year-old Tamil Nadu star has featured in 111 ODIs for India apart from 65 Tests and 46 Twenty20 Internationals. He has last featured in 2017 in the limited-overs format.
Ravichandran Ashwin will go down as one of the finest spinners:
Ashwin, who represented India until 2017, lost his place on the emerge of exciting youngsters in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Chahal.
So far, Ashwin has managed to bag 550-plus wickets across formats. Now, he represents India for over nine years in the top-flight cricket. On the other side, he has four Test tons to his name.
Recently, in a YouTube show of Breakfast with Champions, hosted by Gaurav Kapur, Ashwin has shed light on his cricketing journey. He further revealed how former leg-spinner and India’s coach Anil Kumble has narrated him an incident of proving people wrong during his career.
Interestingly, during his interview, Ashwin has dubbed bowlers as ‘labour-class’, while adding the batsmen are the ‘business class people’.
He further conceded that he always believed that ‘nobody wants to become a bowler’.
“Once I embarked on this journey and started becoming the bowler I am, I realized that I had to prove it to people that it’s good to be a bowler. I constantly feel that nobody wants to be a bowler because it’s labour-class and batting is first-class or business class. You want to inspire people picking up the ball,” Ashwin told Kapur.
Ashwin recently maintained that it is the Indian Premier League (IPL) which helps India to excel in pressure situations. He has also praised India for producing sheer results owing to their consistency.
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