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The management told me that…” Ravichandran Ashwin, who played ODI after 21 months, revealed about his comeback

Ashwin’s ODI Return: A Long-Awaited Comeback

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who suddenly became a strong contender for the World Cup 2023, landed in Mohali in the opening match of the three-match series against Australia, this was the first time in the last one year and eight months, when he reached the fifty Became a part of Team India in overs format. 37-year-old Ashwin played his last ODI match on 21 January 2022. He has been brought into the team as a back-up after the injury to lefty spinner Akshar Patel, but a large section is demanding a place for him in the World Cup 2023 team.

Ashwin’s ODI Stats and the Team’s Selection Challenges

Before the match against the Kangaroos, Ashwin revealed about his “return journey”, saying, “After the end of the Windies tour, the management had taken him into confidence. The management had asked him to be fully prepared when the opportunity came.” He said that I came back from West Indies, took a break and played some club matches. The management was in touch with me. I was told that the opportunity could come any time. You be ready.

The Timely Inclusion of Ashwin in the World Cup 2023 Squad

Ashwin said that in such a situation I bowled some sessions. And now I want to fully enjoy this golden opportunity without any pressure. Offee said that this is a big opportunity for me. As I have always said in the last 3-4 years, what matters is not what I want to achieve from these opportunities. What’s important is that I want to give myself the best chance to feel happy.

Ashwin’s Past World Cup Contributions

In ODI matches, Ashwin’s average is 33.49 and economy run-rate is 4.94. In fact, after the team was selected, there was a clear lack of off-spinner, while the criticism from former cricketers also put pressure on the selection committee. In such a situation, when Akshar got injured, BCCI immediately added Ashwin and Washington to the team. Please note that Ashwin has also been a part of the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. He has taken 17 wickets in 10 matches of the mega event.

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