New Delhi: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday revealed that "wickets" have helped him become a different bowler, who isn't afraid of flighting the ball.
In a dream spell, Ashwin toyed with Sri Lankan top-order to take a career best figure of 4 for 8 from his 4-over spell. His spell also helped India register back-to-back Twenty20 International series wins, following the 3-0 win in Australia.
"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," Ashwin said after the match.
The 29-year-old said admitted that he thought, he was getting a five-for.
"I thought I would get a five-for today. The wicket had a bit of dampness in it. I have a couple of variation 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," he added.
For his efforts, he was awarded with the Man of the Match, and also the Man of the Series. In the three-match series, he took nine wickets.