After a winning start in the World Cup 2023, Team India is now going to face Afghanistan in the next match on Wednesday. There will be a different pitch for this match in the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, so obviously there is going to be rain of runs. And in such a situation, one spinner will have to sit out and it will be spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Recently, after Akshar Patel’s injury, while a section was happy with Ashwin’s return after about one and a half years, there was a lot of discussion on his return. Now, after playing a role in the 6-wicket win against Australia, Ashwin has revealed that he had talked to Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma before returning to the team. Ashwin took one wicket for 34 runs while keeping one maiden in 10 overs against Australia. After Jadeja, his best economy was run-rate (3.40). T
Ashwin said that Dravid and Rohit had already informed him about the situation arising. Both of them had said that if the need arises, they will turn to them. However, Ashwin said that he had jokingly told both of them, “I hope you never look back at me”.
The off-spinner said after the win against Australia, “I was very excited with this call. I was enjoying at home. I played some club level matches, but Rohit and Rahul had told me that if the situation If they are born, they will be called. And on this I jokingly told him that I hope you will never call me.
Ashwin also expressed his views on the Chennai pitch and said that I have played a lot of cricket in Chennai. This time it was a completely different pitch from tradition. There were a lot of cracks on it. He said that you saw how Hazlewood bowled in the second innings. We were actually a little worried about how this pitch would play. The audience was with us as always. It was a matter of luck that we lost the toss. And after coming to bowling, Jadeja shone. Offi said that it was difficult for the bowlers to bowl with a particular pace here. The importance here was side spin, over spin and getting my body in the right position. These things were true for me. Usually I need 6-8 balls to adjust these things.