Inspired by the ‘king of comebacks’ Yuvraj Singh, Ravi Ashwin wishes to play for India in the World T20

In the recently concluded IPL trading window, Indian spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin was traded from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals.

In a recent interview, the cricketer spoke his thoughts on his move from one IPL franchise to another. The cricketer said that he enjoyed his captaincy stint at Kings XI and also took the blame for the team’s underperformance.

My stint at Kings XI was fantastic to say the least. The experience enriched me in every possible way. I was given the role of captaincy, that was new boundaries I explored.

Within my purview, I thought I did a fair job, if not a very good job, but these decisions were not mine entirely,” Ashwin said.

There are other factors, the owners did feel I haven’t delivered which is true because I could not take the team through to the playoffs in both the seasons. You can give excuses why we could not do that, but I am someone who takes it under my chin and admits that ‘yes I couldn’t deliver.’ The trade was more initiated rather my doing,” he said.

Talking about international cricket, Ashwin is nowhere in the scheme of things in white-ball cricket, but he hasn’t given up on the hope of playing for India in the World T20 in Australia next year.

I enjoy playing day in, day out. But I felt somewhere in my career, because of the white ball snub and injuries, I had lost the joy of playing the game, which was very very dangerous for me. I could not watch the game on TV,” Ravichandran Ashwin told Mumbai Mirror.

He also said that Yuvraj Singh has inspired him to make a comeback.

That was something I did not enjoy. Thankfully I have gotten over it. I took the help of people and I have gotten over it. World Twenty20 is a realistic goal for everybody. Who does not want to represent India at the competition? Yuvraj Singh came back for World T20 in 2014 and then in 2017 Champions Trophy. I am only 33.”

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