Given an Opportunity Anywhere, I Would Make a Game-breaking Performance: R Ashwin on White-ball Future
India off-spinner R Ashwin had been a revelation in the series’ against England and Australia, where he picked up 44 wickets in seven Tests, and became the second-fastest bowler to 400 scalps. With this performance, started the talks of him coming back to the white-ball cricket. But it came as a surprise, when he was not picked for the T20Is against England.
His last limited-overs game was in July 2017, against West Indies. On being asked if he wants to play white-ball cricket, he considered it ‘laughable’. “A lot of times people tell these lines on leadership forums that ‘you need to compete with yourself. But I have definitely found the balance and learned in life about how I must be competing with myself and be at complete peace when I am doing that,” Ashwin told India Today.
“Because when some of these questions are asked about my ODI return, T20I return, white-ball dreams, and all these things, I find those questions are really laughable because I am totally at peace and extremely happy with the life I am leading right now,” he added.
“That given an opportunity anywhere, I would make a game-breaking performance which I am almost certain about because of the space I find myself in.”What questions people have to ask, what opinions people have, I am not worried about at all. As of now, every single game I play out there in the park, I want to leave a smile on my face and everybody else’s,” Ashwin signed off.