Ravichandran Ashwin Choice: Unveiling the Indian Batsman Pursuing Excellence
Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer has received praise from veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin following the latter’s outstanding performance in the ICC World Cup 2023.
Shreyas Iyer scored 530 runs in 11 games at an average of 66.25, including two hundreds and three fifties, to conclude his World Cup campaign. He started the tournament against Australia with a duck.
Iyer rejoined the Indian team for the World Cup after recovering from a back injury. In the World Cup final, he got off to a four-ball start but was out for just four.
India ultimately reached a lower-than-expected total because they lost his wicket at a critical juncture.
Iyer was unable to duplicate his semi-final performance of 105 runs against New Zealand in the final. Following his back-to-back tons against the Netherlands and New Zealand, the right-hander has hit four consecutive fifties since the encounter against Sri Lanka.
Iyer overcame his inadequacy against the short ball, demonstrated exceptional batting form throughout the World Cup, and firmly established his place in the Indian squad. In a recent YouTube video, Ravichandran Ashwin—who played for the Indian team that advanced—discussed what makes Vijay Iyer different from the other Indian hitters.
Shreyas excels at countering spin and taking them down; he is a fantastic performer. In athletics, pursuing excellence is an uncommon find. When someone accomplishes something different, people encourage them not to do it rather than recognizing their talent, according to Ashwin.
The right-hander has to deal with criticism about his vulnerability to the short ball, but his results at this World Cup have helped him quiet his detractors.
The right-hander will rejoin the team as vice-captain for the final two Twenty20 Internationals against Australia after being sidelined for the first three matches. He is seen to have the capacity to become India’s future leader.