Cuttack: 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 on Monday 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.

(Agencies)