IPL 2022 Final, GT vs RR: Ravi Ashwin needs a lot of improvements and thinking to do – Kumar Sangakkara

Rajasthan Royals added Ashwin to their squad in the 2022 mega auction after Delhi Capitals released him. Ashwin took 12 wickets for the Royals this season.

Ravi Ashwin during an IPL 2022 match. (Courtesy of: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ashwin took 12 wickets for Rajasthan Royals in 2020 IPL
  • Ashwin became only the second off spinner to take 150 wickets
  • Ashwin took 3/17 against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Rajasthan Royals director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara wants Ravichandran Ashwin to push himself more for next season of the Indian Premier League.

Rajasthan Royals added 35-year-old Ashwin to their squad at the mega sale after Delhi Capitals released him. The off-spinner took 12 wickets for the Royals in 17 games, with the best figures of 3/17 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“Ash (Ashwin) has done a great job for us,” Sangakkara said at a press conference after the game.

“Even for Ash, who is a legend in terms of what he has accomplished on the cricket pitch, there will be a lot of improvements and thinking, especially with his offspin and more bowling,” added the Sri Lankan.

In the final of the IPL 2022 against Gujarat Titans in Ahemdabad, Ashwin couldn’t do much with the bat after being sent off at No.6. He also remained wicketless in his three overs, giving up 32 runs.

Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to win the IPL in their inaugural season and in front of their home crowd at Narendra Modi Stadium.

Earlier in the 2022 tournament, Ashwin became only the second off spinner after Harbhajan Singh to hit the 150 wicket mark in the tournament. He reached the milestone against Bangalore in April.

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