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ENG vs IND: We'll Play His Deliveries, Not His Reputation Says Joe Root On R Ashwin

By IANS News
August 31, 2021 • 20:43 PM View: 1348

England captain Joe Root on Tuesday heaped praise on India spinner R Ashwin, who is yet to play a Test in this series and could feature in the fourth Test, but added they will play him according to the deliveries he bowls and not his reputation.

"I think his record speaks for itself. He is a world-class player. We have seen him score runs and take wickets against us and we know what is capable of in Test arena. We will make sure that we are prepared for the challenges he poses coming into this Test match along with other combinations that they might throw at us," said Root speaking to the media in a virtual interaction on Tuesday.


He said that the England batsmen need to be cautious and not let the reputation of the bowler get to them.

"Ultimately, you can get wrapped up and end up playing the players, play the deliveries that is important. The situation you find yourself in. Whoever it is we face up against this week is, just play the ball, not the reputation. And it will be the same if we come up against him," he said further.

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