Waiting for my opportunity in limited-overs format, says Ravi Ashwin

Waiting for my opportunity in limited-overs format, says Ravi Ashwin

Apart from coming to terms with what has happened in the last few months, Ashwin also appreciated the rapid growth of Kuldeep and Chahal.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin of India. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Ravi Ashwin has been out of the limited overs setup for quite a long time now and for him to make it to the World Cup side next year would be incredibly difficult. One of the most prolific wicket-takers in Test cricket, Ashwin still remains optimistic about a comeback in the ODIs and T20Is.

Not many expected the Indian selectors to look beyond Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin, especially after their decent show in the Champions Trophy 2017. But in a span of months, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took over the reigns and the duo has done a stellar job ever since.

Apart from coming to terms with what has happened in the last few months, Ashwin also appreciated the rapid growth of Kuldeep and Chahal. He also added that competition is a pretty healthy thing and said that the duo deserves a great amount of credit.

“There is nothing as such, making peace and all. I think it’s only about coming to terms with what has happened and what’s panned out. You have got to give credit to Kuldeep and Chahal, who came in for myself and Jaddu and did really well. You have to applaud them. At the end of the day, competition is the healthiest thing,” he was quoted as saying by Cricketnext.

I have to be ready if an opportunity comes

The 32-year-old will be featuring in the upcoming Test series against Windies after clearing the fitness tests and as far as his limited-overs career is considered, he reckons it’s important to wait for the opportunity and remain calm.

“How many teams in the world actually have the luxury of sitting spinners of Jaddu and my quality outside? That’s something you need to applaud them for, for having taken their chances with both hands. But to me, it’s all about standing behind the door and waiting for the opportunity. When the opportunity presents itself, I have to be ready to take it,” Ashwin added.

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