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I am no slouch in white ball cricket: Ashwin on ODI exclusion


MUMBAI: On a day when nation's senior most speedster Ishant Sharma spoke about how perceptions affected his probabilities in ODIs" his Test teammate Ravichandran Ashwin also echoed same sentiments reminding that he is "no slouch with white ball".

Ashwin has not performed restricted overs cricket since 2017 West Indies excursion as selectors and staff control felt that wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are higher choices. To be fair to both Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri, both Kuldep and Chahal have done neatly.

"I have no idea, it is a perception. I'm no slouch. In the white ball layout, my information don't seem to be unhealthy like what it is seemed to be. It is out of perception that wrist spinners are required in fashionable at some point cricket that I'm sitting out," straight-talking off-spinner stated when asked concerning the challenge of targeting one layout.

He additionally pointed out that during his final ODI sport for the country against the West Indies in North Sound on June 30, 2017 he had returned figures of 3 for 28.

"The final ODI I performed, I were given three for 28. I might all the time look again at my career and I wish to imagine it is not due to my efforts that I'm sitting out (however) it is due to the provision and insist that the staff requires," he stated.

Ashwin is worked up along with his performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy the place he were given seven wickets from six video games at a decent economy.

"I went and performed the Syed Mushtaq Ali (T20 event) and I had a decent day trip. That's how I have a look at it. I'm taking part in cricket and it's not like I want to focus on one specific layout. It is the challenges of the modern day sport, I can be looking ahead to do no matter I will do easiest," defined the 32-year bowler.

Ashwin, captain of the Kings XI staff in the IPL, spoke to the media after unveiling a unique cricket memorabilia launched via UK-based CricFig International along side Tamil Nadu teammate and Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Dinesh Karthik right here.

On the problem of restricting the workload on India avid gamers in the IPL forward of the World Cup, Ashwin stated it is not easy to seem too a long way forward and also mentioned that the avid gamers knew about easy methods to care for health.

"I don't think as a cricketer you'll be able to look a long way forward about what needs to be done and how you'll be able to set up it. As a cricketer or as a sportsperson, you just concentrate on what happens as of late. The franchise has invested cash on you. Obviously, it is a huge event, everyone plays for pleasure, everyone desires to perform and excel."

However he agreed that the workload issue will all the time keep in the back of their heads.

"It certainly stays in the back of the top as a result of it is being spoken about much more right now. I'm positive the avid gamers are accountable enough and more fitness-aware and be capable to deal with it than they ever have been.

"I don't think going into the tournament people will be thinking about it but as the tournament pans out and the way it goes for each and every franchise and for each and every player, they will take decisions wisely."

But on the identical time he stated the World Cup used to be massive and nobody desires to leave out it.


"Probably because of the number of injuries and the amount of premium players that are right now available for the country and how important every spot is. It is a dream for every cricketer to represent his country at the World Cup, it is a big stage. Obviously, bowlers have more chances of succumbing to injuries because of the workload they go through."


"It is physically harder on the body than the batters. Probably from that point of view, if you look at a (Jasprit) Bumrah or a Bhuvneshwar - Bumrah has been fine but Bhuvneshwar has had a few (fitness) concerns over the last year or so. I think from that point of view the bowlers need to be taken good care of," he added.


Ashwin additionally stated that there has been no verbal exchange with the franchises concerning the probabilities of a few avid gamers missing a part of IPL, commencing on March 23, owing to the World Cup that follows from May 30 in England.


"No we have no intimation regarding any such player policy or anything like that and they have been very clear in terms of communication with regards to whatever needs to be communicated to the franchisee so far. Yes, the schedule is not out yet like we all know but the elections are something that is more important than anything else," he stated.


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