R Ashwin went to Devon

5 minute read R Ashwin is a man who very much ploughs his own furrow. We like this. We like R Ashwin. Recently R Ashwin went to Devon. The world of cricket has changed a lot in quite a short period. It’s hard to put the change into words, but basically the top

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R Ashwin: Lord Megachief of Gold 2016

3 minute read Our annual Lord Megachief of Gold award is the highest honour in cricket. The title is recognition of performance over the previous calendar year. Here are all the winners. A nod for Ben Stokes’ relentless Test excellence (904 runs at 45.2 and 33 wickets at 25.81); a second nod for

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Does R Ashwin overthink his cricket?

2 minute read He says he doesn’t. He says the fact that he asks questions indicates only that he’s ‘a learner’. It’s hard to disagree with this assessment, but then you read his recent interview with Sidharth Monga for Cricinfo and you start to wonder. He has a way of talking about bowling

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R Ashwin learns from Harbhajan Singh

< 1 minute read We like R Ashwin. He seems… keen. He’s talented too, but talented players are ten-a-penny. Who cares about them? No, what we like is a stony face when someone runs in to bowl; a face that says: ‘Shut up, I’m working. No, seriously, stop it. I’m trying to concentrate. I’ve

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