Ravichandran Ashwin has been in an excellent form which showed in the match against Rajasthan Royals where he bagged Man of the Match award for his awesome figures of 2/22 in four overs.
Delhi Capitals scored 184/8, but Rajasthan Royals could only manage 138 as the former won by 46 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Jos Buttler, and Mohipal Lomror after a late surge by Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis saw Delhi post a challenging total of 184/8 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Ravichandran Ashwin Credits Backroom Staff And The Fact That Delhi Bowlers Can Bowl At Any Moment
He removed dangerous Jos Buttler in his very first over, which set the momentum for DC’s 46-run win. After the match, he credited the entire bowling unit for supporting him. He noted that the bowlers could bowl anytime.
“One of the important thing in this bowling attack is that most bowlers can bowl at any moment,” Ashwin said at the post-match presentation.
In Delhi Capitals first game of IPL 2020 against Kings XI Punjab, he had suffered a shoulder injury after bowling one over but has come back strong since then. He credited the backroom staff for all the efforts after missing a couple of matches due to injury.
“Credit goes to the backroom staff. I am in a very good space mentally and physically and it really shows.”
“Really enjoying myself in both those spaces. I just need to take it out to practice once the planning is done and then go out and express myself,” he added.
Delhi Capitals are at the top of the points table with 10 points from five wins out of six matches. They lost only one match against SunRisers Hyderabad.
Ravichandran Ashwin: Getting Jos Buttler’s Wicket Was Important
Ravichandran Ashwin was well supported by pacer Kagiso Rabada who took three wickets and Marcus Stoinis who took two wickets besides scoring 39 runs off 30 balls with four sixes.
On the use of the carrom ball, he said, “I did use the carrom ball in the powerplay once or twice. It is just about how much you want to use it in the powerplay when you’re ahead of the game,” he added.
The spinner managed to spin a web against the batsmen even though dew factor came into play and the spinner had difficulty to grip the ball.
“I got a brilliant catch and getting that Jos (Buttler) wicket was important. But the ball was soaking wet after the powerplay and the sweat didn’t help either.”
Rajasthan Royals were bundled for a paltry 138 as Delhi won by 46 runs. They next face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the 27th match at Abu Dhabi on 11th October.