Ravichandran Ashwin reveals which cricketer made him nervous during their first meeting

Ravichandran Ashwin reveals which cricketer made him nervous during their first meeting

Ravichandran Ashwin also joined the trend and conducted a Question & Answer session on Twitter.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Photo Source: TNPL)

The outbreak of coronavirus has put the sporting world to a halt as no matches are currently being played due to the pandemic. Major sporting events have either been postponed or called off in the wake of the pandemic. Moreover, the future of IPL 2020 also looks bleak as the much-awaited tournament has been postponed indefinitely to battle the pandemic.

In such trying times, cricketers are spending their idle time on social media. Several cricketers have resorted to Twitter and Instagram in order to interact with their fans during the quarantine period. Players are organizing Question and Answer sessions on Twitter where they are answering a varied range of questions.

Ravichandran Ashwin also joined the trend and conducted a Question & Answer session on Twitter. The off-spinner answered a plethora of questions being hurled at him by his fans. During the session, a fan asked Ashwin to name a cricketer who got him nervous during the first meet. “a cricketer star you got nervous around when you met for the first time?” asked the fan.

Ashwin responded it was none other than former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden. The former Aussie batsman was quite an intimidating figure on the field he was well-known for his quick-fire knocks.

Ravichandran Ashwin donned the CSK jersey in 97 matches

Ashwin and Hayden had shared the dressing room while playing for Chennai Super Kings in 2009 and 2010 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both the players were an integral part of the CSK squad.

Hayden, donning the CSK jersey in 32 matches, amassed 1107 runs at an impressive average of 36.90. The left-hander propelled the MS Dhoni-led side to many flying starts during his stint with the franchise. Hayden smashed eight half-centuries during his association with the Yellow Army.

Ashwin, on the other hand, represented Chennai Super Kings in 97 games before being drafted to Rising Pune Supergiant due to Chennai’s ban. Ashwin, who has been a crucial part of the national team too, donned the Kings XI Punjab jersey in his last two IPL season. Ashwin was set to represent Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020. However, considering the current situation, the off-spinner has to wait a while to ply his trade for the Delhi-based franchise.