Cuttack: India's stand-in captain for the one-day international (ODI) series against West Indies, Virender Sehwag congratulated Ravichandran Ashwin for being selected for Dilip Sardesai award, and wished the offspinner all the best for the future.
Appreciating the Indian Cricket Board's decision to award Ashwin Rs five lakha as prize money, Sehwag said that Ashwin was going in the right direction.
"It's really good for him. I am really happy for Ashwin because he has performed really well. It's good that his performance is appreciated by the BCCI," said Sehwag.
Ravichandran Ashwin will receive the Dilip Sardesai award for being India's best cricketer in the Test series against the West Indies. (AP Photo)
"May he get more awards in future. When you get award from the government that's the biggest achievement. Getting a national award like Arjuna or Padma awards is the biggest achievement for a sportsperson.
"I hope in coming years he performs well. I am sure that Ashwin will get those also," he said.
Ashwin picked 22 wickets in his debut Test series, besides scoring a century in three matches against the West Indies and picked up two man of the match awards en route to being adjudged the player of the series.