Veteran India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is still uncertain when the side will get to travel abroad next due to the COVID-19 lockdown, said his best days are still ahead during an interaction with former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar. Also Read - MS Dhoni Cuddling His Pet Dogs During COVID-19 Lockdown Will Melt Your Heart | WATCH VIDEO
“We don’t know when we will get back to cricket and when we will travel abroad but I feel my best days are still lying ahead,” he said during an interaction on ESPNCricinfo. Also Read - Rashid Khan Hilariously Emulates Steve Smith's Defense, Video Goes Viral | WATCH
Ashwin — who holds the record for fastest 250, 300 and 350 (joint-fastest) Test wickets — has faced flak in the past for not picking enough wickets abroad in South Africa, England, and Australia. Also Read - Javagal Srinath Triggered Revolution in Indian Pace Bowling: VVS Laxman
In his interaction with Manjrekar, Ashwin expressed his wish to pick wickets wherever he plays and stressed on luck playing a factor.
“I would like to achieve the same wherever I go. And increasingly the number of games that I have played in England, I have realised that for a spinner to be bowling in alien conditions and repeat the same numbers, you need to be bowling in all the possible right times in the game. Secondly, you need a little bit of luck,” he said.
Ashwin was supposed to play for Delhi Capitals in the cash-rich Indian Premier League which has now been postponed indefinitely due to the lockdown.
The 33-year-old has so far played 71 Tests, 111 ODIs, and 46 T20Is in which he has scalped 365, 150, and 52 wickets respectively.