Indian spin great Erapalli Prasanna has called Ravichandran Ashwin the world’s best spinner currently but urged the premier off-break bowler to give the ball more air. In the four-Test series against England, Ashwin picked up a whopping 28 wickets besides scoring 304 runs. “There is no doubt that Ashwin is the best striker bowler we have. He is the best spinner in the world now,” Prasanna said. The 76-year-old advised Ashwin to flight the ball more often.
“Unless he makes the batsmen step out and drive, it will be a little difficult for him. In the back of his mind he has got a leg break which he thinks is very effective but watching him, the batsmen will easily know that he is going to bowl that delivery.” Prasanna was part of the famouse Indian spin quartet of the 70s that also included B S Chandrasekhar, Bishan Singh Bedi and S Venkataraghavan. The former India cricketer also appreciated Ravindra Jadeja but said that Jayant Yadav’s bowling is not cut out for Test.