Ravichandran Ashwin explains why teams have been failing to wipe up tailenders quickly

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Ravi Ashwin (Image Source: Twitter)
  • Ravi Ashwin hosted a 'Q&A' session on Twitter on Friday (August 07).

  • Ashwin explained why tailenders are hard to get rid of in modern cricket.

Ever since Ravichandran Ashwin’s debut for India in 2011, he has emerged as one of the most versatile spinners of the world. In his arsenal, he has a wide range of weapons that can kill batsmen in too many ways. One is never sure about what comes next from Ashwin.


While the 33-years-old hasn’t been highly effective in away conditions, but in home matches, there’s quite no one like Ashwin. Like a skilled magician, he unfurls an assortment of tricks which usually triggers a batting-unit collapse, along with his partner-in-crime Ravindra Jadeja, making it infuriatingly challenging for any visitors to pile up runs in India.

However, cricketing activity in India has come to a grinding halt, and there’s no platform for Ashwin to showcase his talent. He has been utilising the time mostly by interacting with fans on his social media account.


In a recent ‘Q&A’ session, Ashwin answered a barrage of questions related to his personal and professional life.

One of the users asked him a significant factor why teams struggle nowadays to wipe up the tailenders quickly.

“Hey @ashwinravi99, what do you think is the single most important factor in teams at times not being able to wipe out the tail in a Test and what can teams do to better that aspect?” a fan asked.


The off-spinner came up with a witty response: “The tail needs to start batting like a tail for starters. Times have changed and no body is a walking wicket now. #reminiscewithash”

Coincidentally, Ashwin himself is more than an able batsman with four Test centuries and eleven half-centuries to his name. At times, he has played numerous significant knocks for Team India.

Ashwin will be next seen in action playing for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, starting from September 19 in UAE.


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