R Ashwin has become an unsolvable puzzle for the Australian batsmen. Ashwin put Australia on the backfoot by taking two wickets in three balls in the second Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Delhi.
Ashwin has registered another record in his name by first dismissing Labushen and then Steve Smith.
In fact, Ashwin equaled Yasir Shah’s record as soon as he dismissed Steve Smith. In Test cricket, Ashwin dismissed Steve Smith for a duck for the 7th time. Yasir Shah has also dismissed Steve Smith 7 times. At the same time, Stuart Broad has dismissed Smith for zero 9 times, while James Anderson has made Smith his victim 8 times.
Changed strategy during bowling –
It should be noted that Ashwin bowled in the Delhi Test while changing the strategy. Got wickets while bowling from round the wicket. Ashwin changed the strategy and got Labuschagne out LBW from round the wicket.
After this, Ashwin got Smith out on zero on the next ball. Smith tried to stop the ball going outside Ashwin’s off stump but, the ball hit the bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Shrikar Bharat.
Let us tell you that after Jadeja, R Ashwin is the only bowler who has troubled the Australian batsmen the most. The Australian team practicing against an action bowler like Ashwin has not been able to find his bite yet.
This is the reason why the world’s No. 1 and world’s No. 2 Test batsmen were also seen bowing down before him. It may be noted that R Ashwin took 8 wickets in the Nagpur Test. In the second Test, the wickets of Steve Smith and Labuschagne have been taken.