The ruse against Cameron Green is described by Ravichandran Ashwin as "happily going back home taking credit for the plan at least."

Even though it appeared to be a careless delivery, Cameron Green's dismissal was actually the result of a complex strategy, according to India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

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Even though it appeared to be a careless delivery, Cameron Green's dismissal was actually the result of a complex strategy, according to India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. He contributed to Australia being dismissed for 480 on Day 2 of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad with his six-wicket haul on Friday. Ashwin saved India's innings by breaking the massive 208-run fifth-wicket partnership when opener Usman Khawaja (180) and Green (114) looked to be batting India out of the match.

The 36-year-old described how he would spin the ball into Green after it landed on the stumps to offset his otherwise long reach. He has his advantages, right? And you should avoid playing to his advantages. He and I engaged in a warm-up match at Sydney's Drummoyne Oval. I have since been observing him bat, paying attention to how well he moves to balls outside of the strike zone and how quickly he drops down.

I need to keep an eye on all of these things and attempt to come up with a strategy to make it unpleasant for him. "I had to make use of the scrambled seam, drift, and anything else that was accessible because it wasn't a pitch where a lot of things were going my way. It just happened; those things don't really occur; you don't really get a batter to glove one down the leg side. However, I'll be content to return home today and claim credit for the strategy at the very least, Ravichandran Ashwin told reporters after the game.

Even the cunning Ashwin found himself out of his element on this flimsy track after dismissing Travis Head in the very first game session. However, Green attempted a sweep to a delivery down the leg side that kissed his glove before it reached wicketkeeper KS Bharat, totally against the flow of play.

The star tweaker admitted that the ball that dismissed Green could have even gone for a boundary, changing the way his statistics looked. Nevertheless, he expressed satisfaction at recording his 32nd fifer in Test matches. "Having more wickets in your purse than just three will make you feel much better as you go to sleep. When you come away with a solid bag of wickets, it does feel good. Sometimes you just feel good about it even if you don't bowl. I will therefore go to bed tonight a little earlier and with a little more happiness. I had the impression that Green was always playing outside the lines, even when I was throwing to him.

He could consistently play against the spin because the track was true enough. He falls over more, so it was a good plan to just shut him down.Yes, that was the idea, but it may not be how you want to free him. It did work out, though, and those things must also go your way. That is equivalent to Nathan Lyon top-edging a ball over fine leg in Delhi, which made the difference between receiving a three or a six.

It is therefore that minute. Sometimes the numbers speak for the bowler or the spell with ease, but Ashwin continued, "I just felt totally happy in my own cocoon about how the ball came out of my hand. The scalp raced through Australia's tail with relative ease, as if he had rediscovered his mojo. The Chennai boy ended with six for 91 despite Nathan Lyon (34) and Todd Murphy (41) keeping the hosts at bay with their 70-run partnership.

Ashwin also surpassed the legendary Anil Kumble (25) by delivering his 26th five-wicket haul in India. When the Mumbai Indians acquired Cameron Green for a staggering 17.5 crore, making him the second-most expensive player in IPL history, he instantly became a household figure in India. Ravichandran Ashwin praised the lanky all-rounder after recalling the historic occasion.

But he went on to say that, in contrast to India, the Australian cricketing ecosystem fosters the development of a generational genius like him. "I sincerely wish you watched the IPL auction. It merely conveys how Cameron Green is regarded by the Indian cricket community. He's a great player, in my opinion. A person as tall as him, lovely levers, excellent batting sense, the raw materials that are available, can bowl and hit the deck really well, moves fairly well on the field.

You're talking about cricketers who come along only once in a lifetime. "India, however, is very different. Such players cannot be protected for an extended length of time; it is either they perform or they die. But in countries like Australia and England, these sort of cricketers are groomed fairly well and I expect Cameron Green to be a wonderful cricketer down the road," Ashwin remarked. Green would try to advance with the ball on Day 3 while riding the conviction of a first-ever international hundred. However, the opening pair of Rohit Sharma (17*) and Shubman Gill (18*) would like to consolidate on the solid start and surpass the Australian total.

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