Abu DhabiLiving in the present, accepting challenges, understanding situations, preparing to perform in less time, understanding and fulfilling life’s cycles and patterns of life. Ravichandran Ashwin could have been mistaken as a motivational speaker, but he was merely stating his views on how he is pursuing his cricket and life at the age of 35.
On Wednesday, Ashwin appeared in the blue jersey for India against Afghanistan after four years. To this he said that he was moving forward for some time without being disappointed or affected by the circumstances. In this match, he took two wickets for 14 runs in his four overs, which impressed Afghanistan in the middle overs. He gave India the control they could not get in the last two matches.
After this, he also bowled well in the match against Scotland and kept the batsmen tight. He took 1 wicket for 29 runs in 4 overs.
Ravichandran Ashwin said, “The news of my selection for the World Cup was heartening, I enjoyed hearing this news. I had special dreams of playing in the World Cup, wanted to do special things for the team and at one point After that I wanted to prove myself, whether right or wrong, to no one else but to myself.
Ashwin said, “Unfortunately after the first two losses, I felt a little bit less about it, it was not special, it never happens when you lose a match. Maybe our chances of qualification have come down a bit. , but after yesterday’s (Wednesday) win (over Afghanistan), we still hope that things go well. But yes, it was a special night. Every single ball that I wanted to execute was just right. “
Ashwin dropped out of the team in 2017 at a time when the team management was looking at wrist spinners as Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav emerged as India’s two frontline spin substitutes in limited-overs cricket. It was around that time that Ashwin was in fine red-ball form and peaked as a Test bowler.
First, he was told to “rest” for not being selected. However, it soon became clear later that the selectors and the team management were looking in different directions. Ashwin believes that he used the time wisely to showcase his skills, which he is now showcasing in the T20 World Cup. After working hard during that time, Ashwin now hopes that the perception about finger spinners will change.
He said, “I can’t say that the time has come, but there is a need to change the perception towards finger spinners. Since 2017, where I was going through a very good phase of my Test career, I felt like That I’m bowling amazing stock balls and I don’t need anything else. But the Champions Trophy final (Ashwin’s first white ball match against Afghanistan) was one of those stations where I had to stop and think about my cricket Was.”
Ashwin said, “Since then I have evolved into a T20 bowler, I have bowled a lot of such balls which people keep calling carrom ball, off spin and arm ball. I am trying to make different angles . There was more to it than the carrom ball to get Gulbadin Naib (on Wednesday) out.”
He said, “I have worked on it, and I have many options now compared to 2017. When I bowl to a right-arm bowler, I think like a left-arm spinner or a leg-spinner and when I bowl When I bowl to a left-hander, I think like an off-spinner. Thinking breeds intention and intention translates to practice.”
Ashwin said that he worked on his skills when he was out of the team, which helped him find a way to improve. “I believe life is a cycle, for some people it is short, For some it’s big. It’s definitely not in our hands. For me, understanding the patterns in my life and career is something I’ve done very well over the years. Whenever I’ve had great form Well, I didn’t do well for a long time after that, which I don’t want to talk about, it’s a pattern I’ve adopted.”