Ashwin recalled Dhoni’s words and insisted he understood the process


Modified Dec 23, 2021 1:58 PM IST

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The best off-spinner in present time cricket is Ravichandran Ashwin, India’s leading off-spinner. In terms of wickets taken in his entire inings, Ashwin has surpassed Harbhajan Singh last month. Injury struggles have been a part of Ashwin’s success, however.

Till 2017, Ashwin competed all formats for Team India,however the spinner did not come to the facet for several years in both the formats, ODIs as well as T20Is. On Australia’s 2018-19 tour, the off-spinner incomprehensible 3 Tests and was perpetually sidelined by injuries till he created his comeback against South Africa within the summer of 2019-20. “I believe I actually have a high level of cognizance, ” Ashwin stated. I have learnt to be patient and not to overextend myself in the beginning of every innings and has learnt to understand the process which makes me a better player. I am extremely analytical as well. For me, that created it even tougher. Within the aftermath of associate injury, you may still be wondering it. However, even tougher is it to beat mental trauma, as I had to try and do when I used to be black-and-blue. I am very well ready to handle life’s adversities, that I am grateful for, ” expressed Ashwin.

”For me, the thought of quitting was never an option. I knew what I had to do and what I had already done. I did not want to be one of those players who played the game only for the sake of playing it. As a cricketer, I wanted to have a say in how the game is played and so I took responsibility for my body and gave it all that it needed to be able to perform at its best, ” concluded Ashwin.