new Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) Be the troubleshooter. The defeat in this match was clearly visible for the Indian team, which had lost seven wickets for just 74 runs. The Bangladesh team was on the threshold of winning the Test from India for the first time. From here, Ashwin formed a partnership of 71 runs with Iyer and gave Team India a three-wicket win in the match. Along with this, he was also given the title of Man of the Match.
Ashwin on the path of Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar had captured Man of the Match and Man of the Series a total of 19 times during his Test career. To do this, he had to go out to bat 329 times in 200 matches. At the same time, Ashwin’s career is only of 88 Test matches. He hasn’t even played half the Test matches as compared to Sachin. Nevertheless, he has proved to be a hero a total of 17 times including Player of the Match and Series.
Who has won more Man of the Series awards?
Sachin had won five Man of the Series in his Test career while Ashwin has so far made this record nine times in his career. In this case, he is only three points behind from becoming number-1. Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan is in the first place with 11 man of the series.
Sachin ahead in Man of the Match
However, if we talk about winning man of the match in Test career, then Master Blaster is still ahead of Ashwin in this matter. Ashwin did this feat eight times while Sachin has captured the man of the match 14 times. In this list, Jacques Kallis of South Africa is at the first place by winning this award a total of 23 times.
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Will Ashwin leave Sachin behind in Australia series?
Putting both the awards together, Sachin has done this feat 19 times and Ashwin 17 times. The next big challenge before India in Test cricket is Australia at home. It is very important for India to win this series in view of making a place in the final of the World Test Championship. In such a situation, Ashwin is definitely going to wreak havoc on the Kangaroos on the spin track in home conditions. If he can do this three times in four matches, then he will leave Sachin behind in this matter.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 25, 2022, 17:54 IST