Hard Work Paying Off For Ashwin
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says that his good form with the ball now is the result of months of hard work after losing his place in the side.
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Ashwin was dropped from India's Test side after the first game in South Africa and did not feature in the ICC World Twenty20 earlier this year.
"Even at The Oval I thought I was bowling really well but initially when I started I was a little rusty as I already mentioned, but then there has been a considerable amount of work that's gone into it," he revealed.
"I mean about 50-55 days of good work and before that I was working with [Bharat] Arun back in Chennai.
"It has been at least a good sixty [days], two months work on my bowling, trying to get sorted with my action and trying to get up on overs.
"So a lot of these things have been happening, so the results are just happening, it's good, thankfully it's happening now."
"It's a pretty comfortable domain for us, you know I mean it's been one of our strengths over the last three or four years, especially over through the middle overs, we always operated in that fashion.
"There are situations when the batsmen get going and we aren't able to get wickets, those are really hard times, but if we get a wicket or two and then if we can put some hold on the batsmen, then that's a very comfortable domain for us."
And he added that part of India's resurgence in the limited overs leg of this series, after losing the Test series 3-1, has come from new players in and around the squad.
"We had some fresh legs coming in, some fresh attitude coming in, so that obviously helps, I think about six or seven people are new into the team that obviously adds on," he said.
Video courtesy of SNTV
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