India-born Blackcaps spinner Ish Sodhi has heaped high praise on Indian spinners and said he is in awe of ‘crazy’ skills Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal possess.
“Chahal is a great person to tap into. He is completely a different bowler, big-hearted. It is great to rub shoulders with these guys and listen to their experiences,” said Ish Sodhi.
“I was speaking to Jadeja the other day about how he goes on with his training. Talking to Ashwin about the carrom ball and the googly he bowls despite being an off-spinner. It’s crazy,” the NZ leggie added.
All praise for Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant
Virat Kohli getting out to leg spinners has been one of the talking points lately, although Sodhi dismissed it that the India skipper has any weakness.
“Even though leg spinners get him out, he scores a lot of runs off them as well. Virat is a batsman you need to constantly attack or else he puts the pressure back on you. You need to come up with plans and be really courageous while bowling to him,” said Sodhi.
Ish Sodhi mentioned Rishabh Pant for his ability against spin. “Like Rishabh, who is one of the most destructive hitters of spin. I would ask him what are the lengths that are hardest to hit. I have never seen someone with that kind of reach when he is attacking the spinners,” said Sodhi.