India’s ace-spinner Ravi Ashwin was released by Delhi Capitals after the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, for the mega auctions. With a maximum of four retentions allowed by the BCCI, Delhi Capitals decided to retain Rishabh Pant, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, and Prithvi Shaw.
After being released from their respective franchises, Ravi Ashwin along with several other cricketers are waiting for the upcoming mega-auctions ahead of IPL 2022.
There’s no denying the fact that Ashwin would give a hard time to the franchise owners at the mega-auctions, with him being one of the most sought-after spinners in the world. All the 10 franchises will be trying their best to rope Ashwin into their team.
Meanwhile, ahead of the mega-auctions, Ashwin has expressed his desire to join the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, where he spent most of his IPL career.
Speaking on 40 Shades with Ash on YouTube, Ashwin admitted the fact that he wants to return home, i.e, Chennai Super Kings but he also admitted the fact that the auction dynamics are going to be a tricky one for him. He said:
“CSK is a franchise close to my heart, for me, CSK is like a school. That is where I joined Pre KG, LKG, UKG, primary school, then I did my middle school, and then starting high school and completing 10th standard board exams, I moved to a different school. I did my 11th and 12th a couple of, a couple of years, outside. Then I did a couple of years of Junior College. But after completing everything, obviously one has to come home right? So even I would love to come back home, but it all depends on the auction dynamics.”
For the unversed, Ravi Ashwin started his IPL career as an uncapped player for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, after he was roped in by the franchise in the inaugural edition of IPL. He later went to play for Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals.
Ashwin is well-aware of the fact that the 10 franchises would be coming up with different strategies, therefore he has pledged to give his all no matter which team he plays for. He said:
“But I understand the fact that the auction dynamics is a different ball game. There are 10 teams, coming up with 10 different strategies. They will all think differently. We don’t know which team’s core playing XI we will fit into. So let’s see what happens at the auction. But as a professional, wherever I go, the mindset is simple, any franchise is trusting you and spending so much money to avail your services, for them I’d give my entire life and put in all efforts and not let them down”
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