Batting at No.6 was a complete surprise for me: Ashwin

Antigua: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin after his brilliant show in the first Test match against West Indies today said that it was surprising for him to bat at number 6 but at the same time he said that he value’s himself as an all rounder.

He made a mark with both bat and ball in the first match by taking 7 wickets and smashing a brilliant century as well.

Hi effort was lauded by all greats and critics as well.

Ashwin stated: “I always value myself as an all-rounder.”

“Not like I don’t look at myself that way. Batting at six, there is always that many opportunities to score a hundred than when you are batting at eight. So, I have started off well on that note. Batting at No.6, I have managed a five-for as well. I just hope I can go from strength to strength from here,” he added further.