Rashid Latif thinks that Rohit Sharma’s claim of Ashwin being an all time great was a slip of the tongue

Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin managed to scalp a total of six wickets in the first Test match against Sri Lanka played in Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. The match was won by the home-side comfortably by an innings and 222 runs. In due process, veteran spinner Ashwin breached Kapil Dev’s long-standing record of 434 Test wickets to become the second-highest wicket-taker for India.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma who also began his Test captaincy in the first Test match against Lanka lauded the off-spinner Ashwin calling him an ‘all-time great’. Skipper Rohit emphasized the fact that Ashwin has been playing for India for past many years. However, a former Pakistan cricketer thinks otherwise.

During a video posted on Rashid Latif’s YouTube account, he referred to Ashwin as a “fantastic” bowler. The 53-year-old continued by saying that the veteran spinner is yet to be included in the list of ‘all-time greats’, despite his outstanding exploits in the abroad matches. Latif has played in 166 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 37 Test matches for Pakistan.

When it comes to Ashwin’s statistics, the 35-year-old has played 85 Test matches for India, taking 436 wickets at an average of 24.27 in the process. When it comes to limited-overs cricket, Ashwin has played 164 matches for India and has picked up 212 wickets along the way.