Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

Will Ashwin Return to CSK: Ravichandran Ashwin claims that Chennai Super Kings remains close to his heart but returning to the CSK depends on the IPL 2022 Auction dynamics.

Will Ashwin Return to CSK

Notably, Ashwin was released by Delhi Capitals after the IPL 2021, with the franchise retaining Rishabh Pant, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, and Prithi Shaw. Also read IPL 2022 Retention – All Teams Retained Players List – Latest Updates

“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.

Ravichandran Ashwin plays for CSK in IPL 2009
Ravichandran Ashwin plays for CSK in IPL 2009

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,” Ashwin said on ’40 Shades of Ash’ on his YouTube channel.

Ashwin started his IPL career as an uncapped Indian when he was roped in by CSK for the inaugural season. Ashwin went on to make his India debut in June 2010 against Sri Lanka. During his stay at the franchise until 2015, Ashwin played 94 IPL games, picking 90 wickets at 24.2.

“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” Ashwin concluded.

Ashwin and Morgan gets into an argument during the match
Ashwin and Morgan gets into an argument during the match

The IPL 2022 Mega Auction is expected to take place during the first week of January 2022. Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, all existing 8 teams were allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players.