Just before the India vs Srilanka ODI the Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan who has almost every records to his name praised the extremely talented off spinner from India Ashwin by saying that he is a smart cricketer and but he will definitely be missed during the ODIs

Ashwin has earned praise from the Sri Lankan giant which definitely values a lot and that too India vs Srilanka series on the way, and Ashwin is towards the best phase of career and something like this from a person like Muralitharan is totally worth it from the point of view of Ashwin

Today in an interview Muralitharan said that the Tamil Nadu off spinner is grown with age and he has got ample surprises to surpass everybody and the talent is worth watching and he is a very smart cricketer and in recent times we can enjoy the game in the upcoming India vs Srilanka series

The beauty of India vs Srilanka series is that the matches are very competitive and the players give there heart out to play for the nation and taste the victory

It has always been a close call when the names in the likes of India vs Srilanks series is on the way, and the excitement of the match is always overpowered 

“Ashwin has improved a lot in the recent past. He played really well in the recent matches. He has the experience and talent to showcase his skills in the upcoming ones. In fact, according to me, he is a smart cricketer. Looking forward to see his performance,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a TNPL event here.

Muralitharan, who holds the record for most Test wickets, however, said the Lanka team’s performances in the recent time were not very good.

“I am happy that the present Sri Lankan team is absolutely new. But I can notice the team is slacking a bit in overall performance these days. They should solve all their problems themselves and build on the reputation of the team. The retirement of Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and myself both from Test and ODI cricket has weakened the team but they need to move on,” he said.

He said he was looking forward to his role as mentor of TNPL franchise VB Thiruvallur Veerans and hoped to guide the young players to the best of his ability.

“I am happy to be a part of this wonderful team. All the players have got a great opportunity to showcase their skills in the upcoming league matches. Though I am not a full-fledged coach, I will surely guide them in the best possible manner,” he added.

About the return of Chennai Super Kings to the IPL fold, Murali said, “I have been associated with the team for quite a long time. But in the near future, if I again get an opportunity to work with CSK, I will enthusiastically do it,’ he said.

To a question as to why spinners were doing better when compared to the pacers, he said, “Spinners always have a lot of opportunity in cricket. But to be honest, the world has a lot of highly talented spinners which is the actual reason.”