Ashwin reveals young player SL should back

August 31, 2023 at 12:03 PM

Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has highlighted Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva as a potential high performer in the ongoing 2023 Asia Cup cricket series. 

Ashwin has praised Dhananjaya de Silva for his outstanding performance in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) and the test series against Pakistan.

“DDS exhibits talent and class during his performance. He is also a natural while fielding. DDS is an exceptional player. What Litton Das is to Bangladesh is what Dhananjaya de Silva is to Sri Lanka,” Ashwin claimed.

Ashwin believes that Dhananjaya de Silva has yet to completely justify his talent for Sri Lanka, expressing hope that he becomes more consistent in the white-ball format.

India’s Ashwin also questioned the absence of young batter Nuwanidu Fernando, claiming that he is another player who exhibited class during his performance against India earlier this year.

Calling him a tall and lanky opening batsman, Ashwin said that Nuwanidu Fernando is a hard hitter with less effort, which is rare among cricketers. 

“This kind of batting depends on the timing and the push that they are able to give at the end. It is a natural gift for Nuwanidu Fernando,” he said.

Ashwin compared Nuwanindu Fernando’s batting style to Indian Cricket Legend VVS Lakshman.

India’s Ashwin added that he hopes Sri Lanka will identify Nuwanidu Fernando’s talent and start backing him. 

Ravichandran Ashwin shared these views while speaking during his YouTube talk show commenting on the teams in the ongoing 2023 Asia Cup cricket tournament. (NewsWire)