R Ashwin has been the subject of a lot of worry and study by the Australian side before the series began. The visitors even picked up Mahesh Pithiya, who bowling is similar to that of Ashwin as their net bowler.
India started off their campaign in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in brilliant fashion as they defeated Australia
comprehensively in the first Test at Nagpur by a margin of an innings and 132 runs inside the first 3 days of the game. One of the major contributors to the monumental win was veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin
. He picked up 8 wickets in the game, including five-fer in the second innings. he also notched up an important 32 runs as he came in as the nightwatchman at the end of Day 1. he even became the fastest Indian bowler to pick up 450 Test wickets.
In fact, Ashwin has been the subject of a lot of worry and study by the Australian side before the series began. The visitors even picked up Mahesh Pithiya
, who bowling is similar to that of Ashwin as their net bowler. Now, Australia’s premier off-spinner Nathan Lyon
has hilariously admitted that he too watched a lot of videos of Ravichandran Ashwin before coming to India, and this made his wife mad.
“I’m not going to pin myself against Ash. I think the way Ashwin has gone about it has been remarkable and his record speaks for himself. To be honest, I am a totally different bowler to Ash. Have I have sat down and watched a lot of footage of Ashwin before coming over here? Yes, a 100 percent. I’ve spent a lot of time sitting at home in front of the laptop, driving my wife mad. It’s all about learning. The best thing about this game is that we are constantly learning, trying to grow and get better by watching your opposition and that’s one of the biggest learning curves,” Lyon said in an interaction with Star Sports
India next face Australia in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Delhi starting February 17.