The Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan has hailed India's Ravichandran Ashwin as the best in the business among the current crop of spinners.
Muralitharan, who holds the world record of 800 Test wickets, said the Indian is on top at the moment while also hailing Australian Nathan Lyon, who he feels bowls in different conditions.
"Ashwin, I think, is on the top at the moment as the best current Test spinner", Muralidaran was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia's (CA) website. "Lyon is a very good bowler, a very good off-spinner. He has proven himself in Test cricket and has taken a lot of wickets for Australia. He bowls in different conditions (in Australia) which are not much helpful for spin but on the turning wickets he has taken some wickets".
Ravichandran Ashwin has been India's premier bowler for the last few years. He is considered as a thinking bowler, who understands the game and conditions perfectly, he posses low economy rate and massive wicket taking ability. The kind of variations he bowls and the passion he displays is marvelous. During 2015, Ashwin occupied the top spot in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers after snaring 55 wickets. He also has also surpassed the cricketing legends - Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan to grab 150 Test wickets, also becoming the fastest Indian to this feat, going past Erapalli Prasanna and Anil Kumble, who did it in 34 Tests.