‘I should never have become a bowler’, Ashwin opens up after Gavaskar’s ‘Horses for Courses’ remark

giants of india Sunil Gavaskar Captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid were fuming when the number one ranked Test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin Was dropped from the playing XI for the World Test Championship final against Australia at The Oval last week. This was certainly not the first time that Ashwin had to sit outside the ground on foreign soil despite the numbers. And this was also not the first time that Gavaskar showed his support for the bowler.

Batsmen get more chances

During the series in Australia in the year 2021, Sunil Gavaskar explained a certain “horses for courses” rule which applies only to bowlers. After Ashwin was dropped in the WTC final, Gavaskar in his column for Sportstar tried to explain by example that if a bowler fails to perform up to his standards, he is immediately dropped from the next game. goes, while this does not apply to the batsman.

Bowlers get less chances

Gavaskar further said that if Ashwin does not take a lot of wickets in one match, he is always sidelined for the next match. Although this does not happen with established batsmen. That is Indian cricket. There are different rules for different people. If you don’t believe me, ask Ravi Ashwin and T Natarajan. When Ashwin was asked in an interview whether Gavaskar was right about the rule. When he said that he would regret not being a better batsman.

Example given by Sachin Tendulkar

Giving the example of Sachin, Ashwin mentioned a true incident when India was playing against Sri Lanka. Ashwin said, I was watching that match. India’s bowling was crumbling. My favorite was Sachin Tendulkar, and whatever runs he used to score, he was taking those runs with the ball. When I used to think that one day I want to become a bowler. Can’t I be better than the current bowlers? Thinking of this, I started bowling. Yes, when I retire, I will regret that I was such a good batsman, I should never have become a bowler.

Ashwin has more than 400 wickets in Tests

Ashwin, who has taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket, admitted that he knew he would get fewer opportunities to prove his worth in the Indian team. He said that some people will get 10 matches, some people will get 15, some people will get 20. The day I wore Indian colours, I knew I would only get two. So I was ready for this. Not that this is some unfair practice. I had prepared myself for this situation.

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