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Dravid an example for us: Ashwin
Friday 16 September 2011

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has attributed the success he has achieved in England to the adjustments he has made in his bowling.

"I have tossed more because the ball hangs (in the air) a bit more here. It's better to look for help in the air than from wicket. It's better than I go after him (batsman) than he coming after me. It doesn't help if you sit back. I would rather live by the sword and die by it," said Ashwin.

The tall off-spinner emphasised that he attached himself more to the team's success than his own. "If you attach to team than to yourself personally, you'd have more success than failure. You would enjoy more success. I feel this team has a lot in it to keep winning for a longer period of time."

Ashwin cited the example of Rahul Dravid, who is retiring from one-day cricket on Friday but came an hour before everyone else to have extra nets at Sofia Gardens on Thursday morning.

"Dravid is the best example we can get. In the last two years I have been playing, I hadn't played a single game with Dravid who's been my childhood hero."

"I hope he gets a hundred and finishes his one-day career on a high." Ashwin revealed.

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