Who would have expected Ravi Ashwin to play for Kings XI Punjab and lead the team before the auction of IPL 2018? But fate is something which always makes the people awe about it. Ashwin who expected to don CSK Jersey appointed as the skipper of KXIP and he is quite an elated individual as well. Meanwhile, he revealed the trump card of the team for the upcoming edition.
There is always someone in our life whose suggestion will make a grand impact in turning our career. Much of the same, the ace spinner, Ravi Ashwin who is appointed as the skipper of Kings XI Punjab revealed how the words given by Yuvraj Singh and Ashwin during his initial career made him a better player.
The Kings XI Punjab franchise has revealed their new jersey for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. The Punjab captain Ashwin and mentor Sehwag was present in the function of unveiling the new jerseys. It is a known thing that Punjab franchise had earlier revealed that Ravichandran Ashwin will lead them in the 11th season of the league by surprising one and all.
“Both Yuvi and Viru Paaji have been my captains at different stages of my career. I played under Yuvi Paaji in my first Challenger Trophy and he has played a big role in whoever I am today. Learning from experiences and taking advice is something I am never averse to,” Ravichandran Ashwin quoted as per the quotes in Times Now.
”For me, it is all about Yuvi Paaji trying to go out there and entertain the fans. It is very important we play an aggressive brand of cricket. And as far as I’m concerned, I would love to see him play freely and hit those big shots. I’m looking to give him as many overs as possible. I think he will be one of the best batsmen in our team. More than anything else, I would love to see the pie chucker in Yuvi Paaji,” Ashwin said recently in an interview with India Today.
Speaking of playing XI, Ashwin came up with few interesting combinations and at the end, added that he is not going to be predictable as well. He made his voice in the presence of Aaron Finch, Gayle and the all-rounder, Marcus Stoinis who can give the settled look and termed Mujeeb Zadran as an X-factor of the team.
However, it would be interesting to see that how Ashwin copes up with the captaincy burden in the upcoming edition of the cash-rich tournament. It is expected that Ashwin has a handful of tricks in his kitty who is always renowned as a thinking bowler with many experiments in his arsenal.