first_imgRavichandran Ashwin has again proved his batting credentials by scoring a crucial half-century under pressure and helping India post a first innings total of 455. Meanwhile, former India captain Sourav Ganguly speaking to India Today lauded Ashwin for his show with the bat but had a word of caution, saying he must not forget that he is a bowler first.At the end of second day’s play, India were in firm control with England reeling at 103/5, trailing by 352 runs. Ashwin not only scored a fifty, but also claimed two wickets on day two of the second Test in Vizag. (Vizag Test: Spinners put India in firm control on Day 2)Ganguly feels Ashwin’s batting has gone to another level and if he continues in this fashion it will solve lot of problem for India.ON ASHWIN’s BATTING”Ashwin’s batting has just got better and good to see his consistency in all conditions. His batting has gone to the next level and also needs to keep going on like this but back of the mind he must realise that he’s a bowler first. His batting has taken off exceptionally and going to solve lot of problem for India, Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli,” Ganguly said.ASHWIN AS ALLROUNDER”He turns up everywhere and gets runs and all of us knew about Ravichandran Ashwin the bowler but as I said his batting has gone to a new level and we are pleasanly surprised to see that. But credit has to be given how he has gone about his job in international cricket.”advertisementSAHA DOING A DHONI”The reverse flick was terrific and he has picked it from Dhoni as well. It’s not fair to compare, MS Dhoni as a batsman was far far superior but Saha keeping abilities are outstanding and he has done well for India as a batsman and a wicketkeeper,” Ganguly on Wriddhiman Saha. (Thrilling first day on field for Test debutant Jayant Yadav)INDIA AND DRS”India will get used to this technology and in the past also India have used the DRS well like the 2011 World Cup and the 2014 Champions Trophy. The technology has got better, the players are now using it properly and the results are showing. ICC wants it to happen so might as well embrace and India have done that.”ON KOHLI”There are three more Test matches to go before the year finishes and there are good wickets in Mumbai, Chennai and Mohali. So don’t write it off yet, he might add to his tally with another double hundred,” said Ganguly after Kohli missed out on a double hundred.last_img