Dharamsala, March 27: India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday heaped praises on Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha for their gritty knocks that helped the hosts to take a 32-run lead over Australia in the first innings.
“It was magical. You couldn’t have asked for more. Jaddu and Saha batted really well. We get our noses ahead,” Ashwin said after the day’s proceedings. “This morning was really special. Saha and Jaddu were fantastic. It has been a magical season. I told Jaddu there was a hundred for the taking. He is a very talented batsman, if he puts his head down, he can get that hundred. Hope there is more tight batting from Vijay and Rahul, and that they can get fifties for themselves,” he added.
Ashwin, who scalped three wickets in the second session, also lauded pacers Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for bowling tight spells that helped to build the pressure on the Australians. “Great spells by Umesh and Bhuvi. Australia batted really well yesterday too, we had to buckle down,” Ashwin said. IANS