Indian spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin was in all praise for Australian all-rounder Cameron Green. The Western Australian brought about his maiden hundred in red-ball cricket and played a chanceless inning.
A 208-run partnership between Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green helped Australia put on a mammoth 480 run on the board. Both players made hundreds, their firsts against India, while Cameron Green, a 23-year-old all-rounder, made his Test cricket debut. Green earned 114 points off 170 shots, whereas Khawaja lost after tallying 180 points off an incredible 422 shots. The large sum that the all-rounder garnered at the 2023 Indian Premier League auction, according to spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who had dismissed Green and broken the massive stand, demonstrates exactly how highly respected he is in Indian cricket circles.
According to the latest cricket news, Ravi Ashwin told the media that it is evident with the price tag of Cameron Green how much the Indian Cricket fraternity rates the all-rounder. Green became the most expensive Aussie in IPL history after being purchased by the Mumbai Indians at INR 17.5 crore.
“I hope you tuned into the IPL auction. It just tells you how the Indian cricket fraternity rates Cameron Green,” Ashwin said.
He’s a once-in-a-generation player: Ashwin
“I think he is a fantastic player. Just the raw material he has, tall, lovely levers, good batting sense, can hit the deck hard while bowling, moves pretty well; these are once-in-a-generation cricketers that you are talking about,” said Ashwin.
Ashwin said that it is very difficult to protect fast bowling all-rounders in India. It is a perform or perish situation for the subcontinent fast bowling all rounders whereas it is comparatively easier for all-rounders from England and Australia. “However, we come from different countries, and India is very different. We can’t protect such players for longer periods of time. It is performed or perish (in India). In countries like Australia and England, these cricketers are groomed pretty well. Expect Cameron Green to be a wonderful cricketer down the line,” Ashwin said. Follow Cricadium for the latest cricket updates, today match prediction, live scores, and fantasy tips.