Always give my greatest after I play however I’m not attempting to make an announcement, says R Ashwin

Chennai: Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that harm just isn’t one thing that “one should hold against any player” as it’s an inevitability that even Sir Don Bradman or Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t keep away from throughout their taking part in days. Ashwin missed three Test matches on the tour of Australia because of left-sided stomach pressure, one thing that additionally made him miss a Test match in England.

Ashwin’s accidents prompted a “concerned” skipper Virat Kohli to induce the Tamil Nadu bowler deal with “correcting” this.

File picture of Ravichandran Ashwin. AFP

“The injury has come and I have to deal with it in a certain way. I have to get my best know how. Injury is not something you can hold up against a certain player,” Ashwin, who just lately returned in motion throughout a Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) league match, stated on Saturday.

“Injury has not missed Sachin Tendulkar, injury has not missed Don Bradman and it will not miss players in the future… Whenever I have done a fitness test or yo-yo test, I am at the top of the list. I am doing my best,” he additional added.

Ashwin stated that he’s slowly coming again to full health and can want extra recreation time as he’s presently a single-format (Test) common.

“I am almost back to 100 per cent. I’ve bowled close to 40 overs in the last game but I would like to keep going through the journey. I have not played games back to back. Now that I’m playing only one format, it is important that I get some game-time and also train…” he stated.

Ashwin stated it was irritating to overlook video games because of harm however one has to place it behind and preserve shifting on.

“Any time you are playing well or bowling well, you want to keep playing. I have always loved playing matches together. It is quite unfortunate that when I was bowling really well overseas, I had to encounter injuries back to back. It’s frustrating but you have to put it behind and keep moving on,” he added.

The proprietor of 342 Test wickets stated that he’s centered on staying optimistic and can play no matter recreation comes his approach.

“I am staying positive in terms of what cricket I have to play and how I have to play. I don’t leave any stone unturned in terms of how I have to train and practice. The opportunity needs to come my way,” he stated.

For Ashwin, it’s all about giving his greatest and “not trying to make a statement or trying to prove anything to anyone.”

“I have always given my best wherever and whenever I played. It doesn’t put any undue pressure on me. It is a game that I love. I am not trying to make a statement or trying to prove anything to anyone,” he added.

Ashwin was all reward for Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah for his or her stellar present in Australia. “A lot of credit needs to go to (Cheteshwar) Pujara because he dead-batted them all through the series and took the wind away from their bowling attack. Once we got some runs, that Australian batting line-up was pretty inexperienced and they struggled,” he added.

Ashwin additionally stated it was essential for the Indian top-order to grind it out and that’s what Pujara did.

“It is really important for the top-order to grind it out. That’s exactly what Pujara did. Credit to him because it wasn’t that easy. He stayed disciplined through hours together to get those runs. It wasn’t easy because in the past it was said that he was playing at a slow strike-rate. To go out of the team and come back and do what he does best and keep that mental focus was fabulous. I am very happy for him,” the Tamil Nadu cricketer stated.

Bumrah and Shami’s efficiency deserved particular point out, he feels.

“I thought Bumrah was fantastic. He definitely set the series up for us. In my view, both Bumrah and Shami were relentless with their pace. Especially Bumrah, you have to give him credit because he is in the first half of his Test career and he hardly gives any hit-me balls. And seeing it from a bowler’s perspective and having led the bowling attack for a fair amount of time, I think it was fabulous,” he added.


Published Date: February 03, 2019

| Updated Date: February 03, 2019


Updated Date: Feb 03, 2019 09:39:00 IST


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