Indian star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the most loved and respectable cricketers of India. Over the years, he has become the backbone of the Indian bowling attack. Ravi Ashwin is known for always striving to explore something new and extra in his game.
Recently, ahead of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, Ravi Ashwin talked about what cricket and excellence mean to him on the sidelines of the World Test Championship Final at the Ageas Bowl. He also made a big statement a heart-winning statement as he said he will quit the sport, the day he feels he has lost that urge to improve his craft. He said:
“I think whatever I have achieved so far in my career is because of that attitude, did not settle for anything, constantly looking to improve. I maintained that if I don’t like doing different things and if I lose the patience to do something new or get satisfied then I might not play the sport anymore,”
He also talked about the controversies and said that he doesn’t enjoy it but also admitted the fact that he doesn’t hesitate to give it back on-field with his performance. He said:
“It’s not like that I enjoy controversy but I enjoy a fight and that pretty much sums up why I am here,” he said.
“I don’t celebrate victories as much as I ideally should because for me victory is an incident and is coincidental to planning and practice. I sit and think about what can be better,”
“I don’t really read or dwell on my performances to be very honest. To be brutally honest I just hate the fact that I am who I am because of what I do. In India you get a lot of adulation but I am just another normal person who finds peace and happiness playing the sport,” he said.
“It is just absolutely wonderful that I can ply my trade and feed my family and I get paid so well. This is a sport that gives meaning for me to live. I am too excited about it. I don’t time for people rating me or not rating me, it’s just another person’s opinion and that’s just brutally how I live my life.”