IND vs ENG: Ricky Ponting’s Tribute to Ashwin’s 100th Test Will Leave You Speechless

IND vs ENG: Ricky Ponting, the legendary Australian cricketer, had heaps of praise for Ravichandran Ashwin as he gears up for his 100th Test against England in Dharamsala.

Ashwin, who is about to etch his name deeper into the annals of Indian cricket, earned accolades from Ponting, who acknowledged the veteran’s exceptional talent before the 5th Test against England. The forthcoming match in Dharamsala will be a monumental moment for Ashwin as he reaches the milestone of 100 Test appearances.

With an impressive tally of 507 Test wickets, Ashwin stands as the second-most successful bowler in Indian Test history, trailing only the legendary Anil Kumble. Ponting, reflecting on his coaching stint with Ashwin during their time together at Delhi Capitals (DC), spoke highly of the spin maestro’s skills.

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Ponting described Ashwin as a “master of spin” capable of thriving in any conditions. He emphasized Ashwin’s unique approach to the game, praising his constant evolution as a bowler. Ponting cherished the opportunity to work with Ashwin, highlighting his penchant for experimenting with various aspects of his game to improve continually.

Ashwin embarked on his Test cricket journey in 2011, debuting against the West Indies. Since then, he has maintained an impressive average of 23.92, claiming 35 five-wicket hauls and eight ten-wicket hauls. Notably, Ashwin boasts 354 wickets at home, surpassing Kumble’s previous record during the 4th Test against England.

Throughout the ongoing series between India and England, Ravichandran Ashwin has showcased his prowess with 17 dismissals in the first four Tests. Ponting reminisced about Ashwin’s commitment to refinement, recalling how he would often observe Ashwin working on subtle adjustments to his technique or experimenting with new deliveries during their coaching sessions.

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Ponting admired Ashwin’s relentless pursuit of improvement, highlighting his proactive approach to honing his skills. The veteran spinner’s dedication to his craft has been evident throughout his illustrious career, contributing to his status as one of the finest spin bowlers in the history of the game.

As Ashwin prepares to step onto the field for his 100th Test match, cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate witnessing another chapter in the remarkable journey of this cricketing maestro. His achievements stand as a testament to his talent, perseverance, and unwavering passion for the sport, earning him admiration and respect from players and fans alike.

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