Ravichandran Ashwin, who played the English batsmen with his spinning balls in the entire Test series, said that reaching the final of the World Test Championships was no fun. Reaching the final of the WTC meant a lot to Team India and it was more difficult than a win over Australia. Ashwin took a total of 32 wickets in the four-match Test series. In the fourth Test at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, the off-spinner took 8 wickets while Akshar Patel picked up 9 wickets. The English batsmen were not ahead of the pair and India won the fourth Test by an innings and 25 runs.
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Ravichandran Ashwin said, “It is not difficult to reach the summit after beating Australia in the final but it is no fun to be in the final of the World Test Championship. It means a lot to us, because it’s as good as the World Cup. Despite the large numbers in Australia, the first test in Chennai was low power. Each time the series had a challenging time and our players or team did not come out on their own during such a difficult time, we won the series.
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Commenting on his performance, Ashwin said, “The past four months have been very volatile. I didn’t think I would score a century in Chennai, I went with the flow because my form with the bat is not good. I never thought I would be in Australia’s XI, but after the injury to so many players, especially Ravindra Jadeja, I have a lot of responsibility and I am very pleased with my performance against Australia and England. It is bad to be desperate and satisfied, but it is important to be happy and I believe in my strategy and work on the weaknesses of the batsmen and I am happy that it has made me feel good.