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Ravichandran Ashwin Reveals Who Helped Him Master The Art Of Rhythm

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Team India’s Test specialist Ravichandran Ashwin, over the year, has developed quite a few variations to be at the top of his game. His precision and accuracy have helped him remain at the top of his game. Ashwin revealed that accuracy has been a part of his game for a long time and credited one former cricketer for helping him improve his rhythm.

The 71 Tests veteran has been one of the significant factors behind India’s rich success. India have not lost any Test series in the last few years and was at the pinnacle spot in the ICC Test Rankings since 2016. Yesterday, Australia dethroned Virat Kohli & Co to sit on the top spot.

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Speaking about his journey, Ravichandran Ashwin credited former India cricketer WV Raman to master rhythm. He also said that Raman’s discipline had a great influence early on in his career. Furthermore, Raman, who is currently the head coach of India Women’s Cricket team, had a great role in shaping his rhythm as an off-spinner.

“W.V. Raman who is known to be a straight forward and extremely disciplined man trained us to throw the ball accurately that should land above the stumps. He also maintained that I stand no chance as a spinner if I cannot hit the top of the bat of a batsman every time I bowled,” Ashwin told Sanjay Manjrekar in ESPNCricinfo’s Videocast.

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 “In fact, W.V. Raman helped me master my rhythm. He was the first person who with or without his knowledge, inculcated this self-conscious training inside me. He would keep telling me, you’re running 10% slower or you’re running 15% faster. And this put me in a great place when I started playing first-class cricket.,” he added. 

In conclusion, Ravichandran Ashwin strongly voiced his opinion against four-day Tests. Notably, ICC is currently pondering a trimmed format to make this edition more attracting to the crowds.

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