Why Ravichandran Ashwin finds questions regarding limited-overs return laughable?
Ravichandran Ashwin is a veteran spinner of Team India who prominently features in Test cricket. He has been the backbone of India's spin attack, having led India to glory in the past two Test series, as he aims to help India lift the ICC World Test Championship.
Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been in a glorious form of late, as his lethal spins have dismantled the best batting orders in the world, both in India and overseas. Having led India to success in Australia and against England at home, he has become India's most valuable player in the format.
Owing to his newly-found mojo in the longest format, critics contemplate if he could be back in limited-overs cricket and make a similar impact. However, Ashwin himself is not really fond of the same right now and currently wants to focus on his Test career.
"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. 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," Ashwin told India Today in an exclusive interaction.
"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," he added.
Ashwin is coming off a remarkable stint against England, as he claimed 32 wickets in eight innings, thus finishing as the highest wicket-taker. He was also heavily impactful in Australia, where he claimed the second-most wickets, with 12 scalps in six innings.