Sanjay Manjrekar, former India cricketer turned commentator defined why he doesn’t contemplate Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as an all-time nice citing Ravindra Jadeja’s instance.
Ravichandran Ashwin has spectacular stats as off-spinner-409 wickets in 78 matches at a median of 24.69, together with 30 five-wicket hauls in an innings and 7 10-wicket hauls in Checks. These aren’t simply random numbers however the Check file of Staff India’s fourth-highest wicket-taker at present.
Sanjay Manjrekar: Ravichandran Ashwin Doesn’t Have A Single 5 Wicket Haul In SENA International locations So He Can’t Be Termed One Of All-Time Greats
The senior India off-spinner is thought to be not solely the most effective spinners in India but additionally on the planet. Within the checklist of highest wicket-takers within the historical past of Check cricket, Ravichandran Ashwin is the fifth most profitable spinner at present. In India, he’s solely behind Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, and Harbhajan Singh by way of most wicket-takers.
Regardless of possessing such stellar numbers, Ravichandran Ashwin doesn’t make the minimize as an all-time nice for former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar.
Whereas talking on a present on ESPNCricinfo, Sanjay Manjrekar mentioned that the rationale behind his determination is the truth that Ravichandran Ashwin doesn’t have the numbers in SENA international locations – South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia – to point out for it. The cricketer-turned-commentator additionally added that his colleague Ravindra Jadeja has usually been at par with the Tamil Nadu off-spinner.
“When folks begin speaking about him as being one of many all-time greats of the sport then I’ve just a few issues. One primary downside I’ve with Ashwin is that whenever you have a look at SENA international locations, Ashwin doesn’t have a single five-wicket haul there.”
“And the opposite factor whenever you discuss him working by sides on Indian pitches which might be suited to his form of bowling is that within the final 4 years, Jadeja has matched him with wicket-taking talents. Then, apparently, within the final sequence in opposition to England, Axar Patel bought extra wickets than Ashwin on related pitches. So that’s my downside with accepting Ashwin as an actual all-time nice,” defined Sanjay Manjrekar.
Ravichandran Ashwin is at present world No.2 within the ICC Check rankings for bowlers. He’s solely 9 wickets away from surpassing Harbhajan Singh, who’s India’s third-highest wicket-taker at present and is just 26 wickets away from displacing the legendary Kapil Dev from the second place within the checklist.
Axar Patel Picked 27 Scalps In Three Checks Towards England And Completed 2nd Behind Ravichandran Ashwin (32 Scalps In four Checks)
Axar Patel made his Check debut in February 2021, six years after taking part in his maiden limited-overs match for India, and starred a lot so with the ball that he ended up choosing 27 wickets from the three matches within the sequence. He took four five-wicket hauls as England misplaced the sequence 3-1.
England managed to win solely the primary Check match which Axar Patel missed as a consequence of a knee damage. In his debut Check sequence, he picked 27 scalps to complete behind Ravichandran Ashwin (32) within the main wicket-takers checklist.