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I want to keep the batsmen guessing: Ashwin

February 15, 2016 22:57 IST

Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates the wicket

IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates taking a wicket. Photograph: Getty Images

Ravichandran Ashwin's career-best best spell (4-1-8-4) helped India bundle out Sri Lanka for a paltry 82 and secure a comprehensive win in the third and final T20 International in Visakhapatnam, thereby sealing a 2-1 series win. 

Later Ashwin, the man-of-the-match for his effort, said he is presently reaping the benefits of his hard work. 

"I hope this lasts forever. The ball is coming out pretty well. I've been working pretty hard, I want to contribute and attribute to the team rather than being a deficiency," he said.

"I have a couple of variations when using the new ball.

"I want to keep the batsmen guessing, and wickets makes me a different bowler. I always have the courage to flight the ball," added Ashwin.