Mumbai: Racing against time to get fit for the first Test against South Africa, India’s head off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday had a short wellness workout at the Brabourne Stadium here. (R. Ashwin Regaining Full Fitness Ahead of South Africa Test Series)
Ashwin made a shock visit to the stadium where a two-day amusement between Board President’s XI and the meeting South African group was in advancement.
As South Africa’s ODI skipper A B de Villiers was batting in the center in the pre-lunch session, Ashwin was seen experiencing a short stretch of running, bowing and tossing balls moved to him by Team India physio Patrick Farhart on the sidelines.
Australia’s Farhart is with the Board President’s XI in the same limit here and his session with Ashwin kept going not more than thirty minutes past the limit line at one corner of the stadium close to the Cricket Club of India’s clubhouse.
At that point the lean off spinner, India’s No.1 moderate bowler, left the ground.
He is presently planned to sign up with whatever is left of the Indian Test squad individuals at Mohali in front of the opening round of the four-Test elastic beginning on November 5.
Ashwin had endured a side strain while handling to his own knocking down some pins in the first session of the best-of-five ODI arrangement against the meeting Proteas in Kanpur and did not take any further part in the elastic, which was lost by the hosts 2-3.
He has been incorporated into the squad for the initial two Tests by the selectors and two days back declared in the place where he grew up, Chennai, that he was near recapture full wellness.
“I’m near full wellness and I’m certain of knocking down some pins well in the Test arrangement,” Ashwin had said at a limited time occasion in the southern Metropolis.