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Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when and why would he quit cricket, find out

Ravichandran Ashwin began as an off-spinner and has transformed himself into a reliable all-rounder. The 34-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down while he makes a tremendous impact in Test cricket. However, when will he call it quits?

Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when and why would he quit cricket, find out-ayh
Southampton, First Published Jun 20, 2021, 3:29 PM IST
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Veteran Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin is one of India's top performers in Test cricket, especially with his off-spins. Although he has grown 34 years old, he shows no signs of slowing down in every department.

Meanwhile, fans do wonder as to when he could retire. On the same note, Ashwin has revealed that he would only quit when he realises that he is satisfied with what he has achieved and does not have the hunger to learn anything new.

"The beauty about Test cricket is you are always aspiring to be perfect, but you can settle for excellence, so that's pretty much I think I do. I think whatever I have achieved so far in my career is because of that attitude, did not settle for anything, constantly looking to improve. I maintained that if I don't like doing different things and if I lose the patience to do something new or get satisfied, then I might not play the sport anymore," Ashwin told ICC during the ongoing ICC World Test Championship final in Southampton.

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Speaking on his performance, Ashwin reckoned, "I don't really read or dwell on my performances, to be very honest. To be brutally honest, I just hate the fact that I am who I am because of what I do. In India, you get a lot of adulation, but I am just another normal person who finds peace and happiness playing the sport."

Ashwin has claimed 409 Test wickets so far and looks on course to hit the 500-wicket landmark in the next couple of years. He also admitted that he does not like anything controversial and would deliver it with his performance if being provoked.

"It's not like that I enjoy controversy, but I enjoy a fight and that pretty much sums up why I am here. I don't celebrate victories as much as I ideally should because, for me, victory is an incident and is coincidental to planning and practice. I sit and think about what can be better," he concluded.


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