2. ASHWIN, THE RESCUER
As the title suggests, Ravichandran Ashwin has undergone a massive transformation in 2015 and has turned out to be Team India’s ‘man for all seasons’. The off-spinner from Chennai has picked up sixty two, twenty and four wickets in Tests, ODIs and T20Is respectively. Ashwin has five ‘Man of the Series’ awards to his name and in the process he has equalled the feats of Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. His exploits with the ball helped India beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in the 3 match away Test series. He also played a vital role in guiding India to a 3-0 whitewash of the Proteas in the recently concluded Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Test series. He has tantalised some of the best batsmen to have ever graced the field; who have been constantly deceived by his trickery. Not only has he prolonged his net sessions to good effect but has also made constant endeavours to emerge as a better bowler. A reliable source has revealed that he rented an apartment in Australia prior to the commencement of the World Cup and woke up early in the morning (at around 5 am every day) to train through his own efforts. Ashwin 2.0 is an updated version of the former trickster who would bowl variations every now and then. The modified version wants to develop his game by discussing cricket with his teammates. Whenever he finds a free time, he utilises it in watching footages of former international players on YouTube- an exemplary example of his sheer appetite for excellence.