Ashwin was not at all shy to praise the Australian all-rounder Cameron Green. Green was picked by Mumbai Indians in the IPL auction for the whopping price of 17.5 Crore Rupees. He scored his maiden test century in the fourth match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. However, The Indian spin master took the wicket of Green in this test match.
Ashwin on Green
“I hope you tuned into the IPL auction. It just tells you how the Indian cricket fraternity rates Cameron Green. I think he is a fantastic player. Just the raw material he has, tall, lovely levers, good batting sense, can hit the deck hard while bowling, moves pretty well; these are once-in-a-generation cricketer that you are talking about,”
Ashwin further added that
“However, we come from different countries, India is very different. We can’t protect such players for longer periods of time. It is perform or perish (in India). In countries like Australia and England, these cricketers are groomed pretty well. Expect Cameron Green to be a wonderful cricketer down the line,”
Cameron Green didn’t take part at the start of the series due to injury. Steve Smith on the all-rounder’s injury said that
“I don’t think he’s even faced fast bowling yet, so I dare say he won’t be playing, bit who knows. I don’t even know what he’s done at training, I sort of focusing on my work. We will wait and see but it’s unlikely I think”
He injured his right index finger during the Australia vs South Africa test match.