R Ashwin lavished rich praise on England all-rounder Chris Woakes for his staggering show in the recently concluded Ashes 2023. He said that he feels jealous of him when he watches him while playing as he keeps getting better with every game he plays.
Chris Woakes is someone who keeps getting better with every game he plays – Ra Ashwin on Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes was the shining light for England in the recently concluded Ashes 2023. He missed the first two games due to injury but made a staggering return in the third game and helped England stage a remarkable comeback in that match.
He played a vital role for England in the last three games and was one of the main reasons behind the hosts making a comeback in the series after being 2-0 down. Chris Woakes played valuable knocks with the bat as well.
Chris Woakes was awarded Player of the Series as he picked 19 wickets in three matches. He also picked a four-wicket haul and a five-wicket haul as well. It’s fair to say that he made a great impact in the series and without his contribution England’s win wouldn’t have been possible.
R Ashwin said if Chris Woakes was born in some other country, he would have been one of the top three names in the playing 11. Speaking in a video posted on his YouTube channel, he explained:
“He (Chris Woakes) is someone who keeps getting better with every game he plays. I still can’t understand how he is still not a regular in this England Test XI. If he was born in any other country, barring injuries, he would have been one of the top three names in the playing XI.”
“I feel really jealous when I watch him play,” R Ashwin’s huge praise on England all-rounder Chris Woakes
R Ashwin further touted Chris Woakes as a natural athlete and said that he feels jealous of him whenever he watches. He added:
“I feel really jealous when I watch him play. He makes it look really easy. He is a natural athlete. If you look at the way he runs, you will feel as if someone trained him how to run a huddle. On the field, once he finishes his spell, he will not remain stiff at all. His bowling action is so natural and his run-up itself is so good, it makes you go.”