Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took to Twitter only hours after being named to India’s T20 World Cup team to share a personal story. Here is R Ashwin Heartfelt Post For His Inclusion Into T20 WC.
R Ashwin Heartfelt Post For His Inclusion Into T20 WC
Ashwin, who is now a member of India’s 20-man Test squad for the England series, last played for the side in limited-overs in 2017 versus the West Indies before dropping selectors’ vision in terms of the team’s limited-overs lineup. Additionally, the growing valuations of spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, as well as Rahul Chahar, Axar Patel, and Washington Sundar did not assist Ashwin’s position.
Chahal and Kuldeep have been pulled out of the World Cup, whereas Sundar has been left out owing to a finger injury sustained during India’s 3-day warm-up match on England tour.
“2017: I wrote this quote down a million times in my diary before putting this up on the wall! Quotes that we read and admire have more power when we internalize them and apply in life. Happiness and gratitude are the only 2 words that define me now,” he wrote on September 8, with an inspiring quote that goes, “Every tunnel has a light at the end of it but only those in the tunnel who believe in the light will live to see it”, written on the wall.
2017: I wrote this quote down a million times in my diary before putting this up on the wall! Quotes that we read and admire have more power when we internalise them and apply in life.
— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) September 8, 2021
Team India’s chief selector, Chetan Sharma revealed the reason for Ashwin’s inclusion: “Ravichandran Ashwin has been playing in the IPL regularly. He has performed well there. When you go into the World Cup, you need an off-spinner, everyone has an idea that the wickets in the UAE will get slower as IPL will also be played there.”
“Spinners will get assistance so having an off-spinner holds the key. Washington Sundar is injured and Ashwin is an asset for the team. He has performed well in the IPL so that is why he has found a place for himself in the squad,” he added.
Furthermore, Sharma highlighted the major reason for Chahal’s exclusion: “Spinners who bowl quick was our priority. Hence, we went with Rahul Chahar,” while he admitted that Varun Chakravarthy is “surprise package as a mystery bowler.”