IPL not a platform for India comeback, says Ravichandran Ashwin

NEW DELHI: While Ravichandran Ashwin continues to be a Test mainstay, his graph has progressively gone down in the limited-overs cricket and more so since the emergence of young wristspinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

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Far from being worried about that prospect, Ashwin is gearing up for a different challenge – to captain Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League where he will have the likes of Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh for company.

So, is he looking to use IPL as a platform to prove he has got the tools to succeed in limited-overs cricket? Well, judging by his response that isn’t the case.

Ashwin was in the national capital during KXIP’s jersey launch on Tuesday and on being asked whether he sees IPL as a platform for a comeback in the India limited overs team, his reply was a curt “no.”

But he is looking ahead to learn from Sehwag and Yuvraj over the next two months. “For me, it is all about incorporating whatever I have learnt over the years. I have played under lot of captains including Viru paaji. My focus is on being strategically ahead of other captains,” said Ashwin.

“Both Yuvi and Viru paaji have been my captains at different stages of my career. I played under Yuvi paaji in my first Challenger Trophy and he has played a big role in whoever I am today. Learning from experiences and taking advice is something I am never be averse to,” the offspinner added.



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IPL not a platform for India comeback, says Ravichandran Ashwin

NEW DELHI: While Ravichandran Ashwin continues to be a Test mainstay, his graph has progressively gone down in the limited-overs cricket and more so since the emergence of young wristspinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

ALSO READ: Rabada top-ranked bowler, Ashwin gains two places

Far from being worried about that prospect, Ashwin is gearing up for a different challenge – to captain Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League where he will have the likes of Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh for company.

So, is he looking to use IPL as a platform to prove he has got the tools to succeed in limited-overs cricket? Well, judging by his response that isn’t the case.

Ashwin was in the national capital during KXIP’s jersey launch on Tuesday and on being asked whether he sees IPL as a platform for a comeback in the India limited overs team, his reply was a curt “no.”

But he is looking ahead to learn from Sehwag and Yuvraj over the next two months. “For me, it is all about incorporating whatever I have learnt over the years. I have played under lot of captains including Viru paaji. My focus is on being strategically ahead of other captains,” said Ashwin.

“Both Yuvi and Viru paaji have been my captains at different stages of my career. I played under Yuvi paaji in my first Challenger Trophy and he has played a big role in whoever I am today. Learning from experiences and taking advice is something I am never be averse to,” the offspinner added.



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