IPL 2022: Harbhajan Singh credits Rajasthan Royals for showing faith in Ashwin’s all-round abilities
IPL 2022: Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes Rajasthan Royals are the greatest team in the IPL 2022 who have maximised the use of India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashwin has performed admirably for the Jaipur-based team in the ongoing IPL season, both with the bat and with the ball. Ashwin’s first season with the Royals was a success, as the Tamil Nadu cricketer showed his worth with his all-round ability.
Speaking on ‘Cricket Live’ on Star Sports, Harbhajan Singh said:
“Rajasthan Royals should be credited for showing faith in Ashwin’s all-round abilities and this is the best franchise to have ever made full use of R Ashwin. No franchise has ever utilised Ashwin’s batting talent before but this team has promoted him up in the batting order and he’s won them a match with the bat. They have understood the true potential of R Ashwin and full credit to Ashwin for reposing the faith of the franchise as well.”
RR’s batting mainstay Jos Buttler, who has been a force to be reckoned. With throughout the tournament, appears to have peaked early, according to Harbhajan. And that is why the runs have dried up from the English swashbuckler’s bat. The off-spinner, on the other hand, believes the powerful opener should return to his roots. In order to rediscover his form and do well in the Qualifiers.
“Jos Buttler will have to adjust to the pitches in Kolkata. The pitches in Maharashtra have slowed down as the tournament reached its business end. But the Eden Gardens track will be fresh. So not just Buttler, every batter will have to make that necessary adjustment. Coming to Buttler, I feel that he seems to have peaked very early. And that is a reason why runs are not flowing through his bat in the latter part of the tournament. He’s a great player and he’ll have to go back to his basics to regain his form,” said Harbhajan.
On Tuesday, RR will face Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens venue in Kolkata.