Stint in county cricket and tweaking helped me says, R Ashwin
County stint and simplifying my action helped me: Ashwin
"The conditions here are extremely slow even on the first day. You can have a bit of bounce but if the pace is not right then the batsman get a lot of time to play the same ball in the front and back foot, that is something I realised very quickly when I came here."
"Even in the last 12-18 months, I spend a lot of time playing club cricket. I was working on simplifying my actions a bit and make sure I can get more body into the ball, try to create something in the air and it worked really well," he said.
Ashwin said he worked hard on taking the pitch out of the equation and focussed on deceiving the batsman in the air.
"We have always spoken about taking the wicket out of the equation and especially with how good the wickets are, the modern day batsman actually enjoy playing in this wicket. I think to a larger extent that particular thing of doing something in the air is something I consciously worked on," he said.
"But what happens when you are trying to do that something in the air is that the body sometimes gives up, you are a touch short or touch fuller. So in one of those pursuits, I thought simplifying my action was important.
"Because I went through a very good phase of bowling with that particular action and hence a lot of bad habits had crept in with my arms coming in, so those are the things I had to really work on against my own will."
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