Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, while talking about his selection in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad, said that it is a great story that he made a comeback in the white-ball set-up after 4 years and straight away walked back into the team.
Ravichandran Ashwin had played his last T20I in 2017 against West Indies before representing the Men In Blue in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. He played the games against Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia and bagged 6 wickets.
Meanwhile, Ashwin said that he always wanted to be part of the Indian T20I team in the World Cup and he believed that he was one of the better T20 bowlers in India.
“See, I know there are going to be external noises. It is a great story that you come back after three-four years and straight away walk into the World Cup team.
“I wanted to be there and I always believed I was still one of the better T20 bowlers going around in the country, if not in the world. Rather than belief, I knew that was the case,” said Ashwin to Times of India.
I got the communication before the T20 World Cup that they are looking at me – Ravichandran Ashwin
The veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is part of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, said that he got aligned with what the Indian captain and selectors needed for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. He added that the selectors had communicated with him before the tournament and informed him about his selection.
“It was always going to be about perception… what the selectors thought and what the captain required. I got aligned to what the team needs. I got the communication before the T20 World Cup that they are looking at me. I was preparing for it,” added the senior off-spinner.
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