Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has added one more accolade to his name as he won the International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards. He won this is award after having a terrific home season, where India won 10 of their 13 Tests played against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashwin recalled that his first autograph which he had taken was from Gavaskar at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai.
Ashiwn also complemented young Washington Sundar who replaced him in Rising Pune Supergiant and said,”He did really well in the Vijay Hazare trophy. I had heard from a couple of people that he is doing well. He has got good idea of how to bowl in T20s and to ball with the new ball is a massive challenge.
“The first scar which you will inflict will always have value and he initially bowled well. The pace and the length which he hit was very very critical,” said Ashwin
It may be recalled here that R Ashwin was earlier named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to be awarded this honour. There are a lot of people to be thanked for this wonderful achievement that I have made. It has been a great couple of years but this year has been even more special.” said Ashwin while dedicating his achievement to his family.
Ashiwn will be playing in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England and commenting on it he sprung a surprise by saying “I might be able to throw something new in this tournament, hopefully. I am equipped enough to do so”.
Also on the CEAT award young Shubhman Gill bagged the Young player of the year award.