The Men in Blue have got their biggest Test victory in the history of the game as they defeated the Windies by an innings and 272 runs.
Cricket news: According to Ashwin, he feels the Kookaburra balls were far better
They had surpassed their previous record of win by an innings and 262 runs which they had got against Afghanistan earlier this year. With the win, India have now been unbeaten in last eight Test matches at home.
But after the win, their ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had sparkled a slight controversy by expressing his disappointment over the quality of the SG balls right after the game had ended.
The 32-year-old off-spinner said that the SG balls used to top-notch but in recent times it has lost its quality as the seam is not standing up for a long time. Furthermore he went ahead by saying that the Kookaburra red balls were a lot better option.
“The Kookaburra white ball doesn’t swing much nowadays and you can’t feel the seam much as well. Right now I would say Kookaburra red ball is a lot better ball, Dukes is also right up there. Pretty disappointed with the current SG ball. It used to be top-notch, the seam used to stand up strong even after 70-80 overs. Not the same anymore,” Ravi Ashwin said after the game.
However the Indian spinners have fared well against the Windies in the first Test. Ashwin backed his first innings’ four wickets by picking up two more in the second. Ravindra Jadeja, besides scoring a century, took four wickets in the match.
The left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav got his first five-wicket haul as he was the pick of the bowlers in the second innings. In total the spinners’ combined efforts resulted in 16 of the 20 wickets in the game.