‘That was very nice of him,’ Ravichandran Ashwin says of Rohit Sharma’s praise for him

India won the first Test against Sri Lanka and captain Rohit Sharma praised Ravichandran Ashwin for his pivotal role in the win and for becoming India’s second highest wicket taker in the Tests. Ashwin said it was nice of Rohit Sharma to appreciate him and his contribution to the win.

India made a winning start to the two-game Test series against Sri Lanka winning the first by one set and 222 runs in Mohali. Ravichandran Ashwin played superbly throughout the match and played a vital role for the team. He also won his 435th Test wicket and overtook Dev Kapil434 wickets to become the second highest Indian wicket-taker in Test cricket.

Rohit Sharma had praised Ashwin for his contribution and achievement of this milestone. Reflecting on the Indian captain’s praise, Ashwin said it was nice of him to say such nice words and also admitted he was bad at receiving compliments.

“I don’t know what to say to Rohit. I’m very bad at receiving compliments. I don’t really know how to react. Sometimes I can get emotional but I can’t really make up those words when I’m emotional. Rohit walked out in the press conference and showered me with praise and I didn’t really know how to react until this morning. In the breakfast room, I said that was very nice of him.” said Ashwin in a video posted by BCCI.

Ravindra Jadeja was man of the match in the first test as he scored an unbeaten 175 and nine wickets in the game.

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