Manjrekar believes that since R. Ashwin’s numbers win in SENA i.e. South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia, countries are not good and the players will be brought ‘out of your comfort zone ‘ on such venues. The former Batsman believes die India off- Spinner credentials in SENA countries are yet to be proven.
In a video for ESPNCricinfo, Manjrekar said, “Ravichandran Ashwin, with Respect him, i think he is a great Guy at what he does but when people start talk about him as one of die really big ones, I have a couple problems with The.”
“One basic problem that i have with Ashwin is that if you look at SENA, die countries for Batsmen and bowlers, places where Indians are outside their comfort zone – it’s amazing that he doesn’t have a single fiver -wicket drag. Not one five-wicket drag in all these countries, “Manjrekar added Furthermore.
‘Always great’ is the highest Praise and appreciation for a cricketer. Cricketer like Don Bradman, Sobers, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Virat, etc. are all time sizes in my book. With due respect, Ashwin isn’t quite there as an all-timer great still. 🙏#AllTimeGreatExplained😉
– Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 6, 2021
“The other thing – you’re talking about getting through die Pages running on Indian pitches, if pitches suit its type of bowling. But in the last four years, (Ravindra) Jadeja did it to him with wicket-to take ability while a series.
“So, Ashwin is not a guy who towers above die other. And interestingly enough in the last series against England, Axar Patel got more wickets as Ashwin on similar pitches. This is my problem with Accept Ashwin as all-time great, ” die 55-year-old commentator – who is known for make surprising statements.
At 409 wickets out of 78 tests, the Tamil Nadu cricketer is the fourth-highest wicket- takers for India. The senior tweaker is just behind Harbhajan Singh, Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble in these list.
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