Premier Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that winning the ‘Player of the Tournament ‘ title in the Champions League 2010 was a ” landmark moment” of his career.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been a regular member of India’s Test team for a very long, and now he has even made a comeback in the white-ball setup after getting dropped from the white-ball team in 2017.
Meanwhile, Ashwin is currently part of India’s squad for the South Africa tour. India have won the first Test of the three-match Test series by defeating the Proteas side by 113 runs at SuperSport Park, Centurion and now the teams will lock horns in the second Test which will begin later today in Johannesburg.
Ahead of the Test match, Ashwin has shared a video on his official YouTube channel, revisiting the history of The Wanderers. He talked about his run with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL), which took place in South Africa. He asserted:
“Back in 2009, South Africa arrived for IPL as a bandwagon to India during election time. It is also the first place that I have been after getting stamped on the passport. CSK and RCB have played their knock out semi-final match in this place. I remember Rahul Bhai and Anil bhai taking RCB to play with Deccan Chargers in the final.”
Johannesburg Was The Place We Arrived At For The Finals Of The Champions League – Ravichandran Ashwin
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin further said that the Champions League final was being held in Johannesburg and Chennai Super Kings won the trophy. He added that he has placed his ‘player of the tournament’ trophy from that tournament first in his cabinet.
“After playing 2009 IPL, I remember we playing Champions League in 2010. This was the place we arrived at for the finals of the Champions League. We had played against Chevrolet Warriors and won the finals. I bagged the player of the tournament title,” said Ashwin.
“I’d call that as a landmark moment of my career. I have still placed that trophy as first in my cabinet. I took a wicket in the game. Davy Jacobs was in excellent form as a captain of Warriors and has also been in the squad of Mumbai Indians. I remember his reverse sweep at that time!”
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