India’s ace right-arm spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that if Indian cricket needs him or his services, he will be available. Ashwin failed to make it to India’s ICC ODI World Cup 2023 squad, as the selectors preferred left-arm spinners. The veteran spinner opened up on his fair share of struggles and revealed what Indian cricket means to him.
In a recent video on his YouTube channel, Ravi Ashwin said that he is ready to give his all whenever the team calls for him. The 36-year-old recalled one of his recent conversations with Indian Olympic gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra.
Ashwin said, "I have been playing for the last 14-15 years for Team India. I have had my great moments. I have had my fair share of failures too. I was talking to Abhinav Bindra that day. He said, 'I have failed more than I succeeded.
The Chennai-born cricketer went on to say, "Even I have had my fair share of failures and successes. But I have tattooed Indian cricket close to my heart. If they require my service even tomorrow, I will be ready and will give my 100 per cent.”
Notably, while Ashwin has delivered exceptional performances in Test cricket, the spinner failed to deliver appreciable performances in limited-overs cricket. Ashwin last played an ODI in January 2022 and was featured in the Indian T20I squad during the T20 World Cup 2022.