Ravichandran Ashwin has congratulated Australia on their victory in the World Test Championship final, saying that they deserved the win. Ashwin was not included in the Indian squad for the final, and he has since spoken out about the decision, saying that he felt it was unfair.
“Congratulations to Australia on winning the WTC final. They played really well and deserved to win,” Ashwin said in a post on his Twitter account.
Congratulations Australia on winning this #WTCFinal and closing out this cycle of test cricket. It is disappointing to end up on the wrong side of things, nevertheless it was a great effort over the last 2 years or so to get here in the first place.— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 11, 2023
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Ashwin also spoke about the importance of security for players, saying that he had experienced this under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
“I empathise with the fans. But the reaction on social media is that this player should be dropped and that player should be included. But the quality of a player doesn’t change overnight. A lot of us talk about MS Dhoni’s leadership. What did he do? He kept it very simple. Under his regime, where I also played, he will pick a squad of 15. The same squad of 15 and the eleven will play throughout the year. That sense of security is very important for a player,” said Ashwin.
Ashwin also spoke about the importance of stability in a team, citing MS Dhoni’s captaincy as an example. Ashwin said that under Dhoni’s captaincy, we had a core group of 15 players who played together all year. This gave us a lot of security and confidence and it showed in our results.
Meanwhile, Ashwin’s comments have been met with mixed reactions. Some fans have expressed support for him, while others have criticized the Indian selectors for their decision to leave him out of the squad. However, Ashwin is now looking ahead to the future, and he is determined to help India win their first ICC trophy in 10 years.