Ind vs Aus 2017 Test Series : Steve Waugh pays R Ashwin stunning compliment
Ind vs Aus 2017 Test Series News : Former Australia captain Steve Waugh paid a massive tribute to in-form Indian off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin while speaking to the media ahead of the Laureus Worlds Sports Awards.
“Ashwin is basically the Bradman of bowling. What he is doing is quite incredible. I think he is the player we have to overcome. The Australians would have to look at ways to overcome Ashwin’s bowling. If Aussies can do that then we will have a chance. The guys need to stay calm under pressure,” Steve Waugh was quoted as saying in media reports.
The legend went on to say that the way Ashwin is bowling at the moment, he is going to break a number of records. “Ashwin’s statistics are just mindboggling,” he stated.
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Waugh admitted that Australia will have a tough time in the Ind vs Aus 2017 Test Series as Virat Kohli’s team is well-settled. “India are playing very well at the moment and are a very settled side. Everyone is very comfortable in their roles. They are also playing a lot at home. It is very hard to beat them at home and that has been proved in the last couple of years.”
“Virat Kohli’s leadership is also very contagious. The Indian players feel positive and they feel they can do anything. It seems that the new Team India can achieve anything,” he added.
However, Steve Waugh asserted that Australia cannot be written off completely in the India vs Australia 2017 Test Series. “Australia will provide a pretty good test to the formidable Indian side. There are players that India do not know much about and that would work to Aussies’ advantage. The first Test will be very important. If the Aussies can get off to a good start and do well in the opening Test match, you never know. Anything can happen.
“We have the potential to change our side after the first two Tests. If we do well in the first Test, we may spring a surprise. We might also be able to provide an upset,” Steve Waugh further said.