Cuttack, Nov 29: Virender Sehwag on Monday hoped that Ravichandran Ashwin, who will receive the Dilip Sardesai award for being India's best cricketer in the Test series against the West Indies, continues to perform well and get more awards in future.
Appreciating the Indian Cricket Board's decision to award Ashwin with Rs 5 lakh prize money, India's stand-in-skipper Sehwag said 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.
"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 added.
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.