Will Ashwin considered for India’s World Cup Squad

Will Ashwin considered for India's World Cup Squad

Ahead of the much-awaited World Cup 2023 squad announcement, “Ashwin’s inclusion” in India squad is one of the most topics among the cricket community. Ravichandran Ashwin made his recent appearance on the Test series of the West Indies tour 2023. Ashwin made multiple records in Test series against West Indies including the 12-wicket haul.

Will Ashwin considered for India’s World Cup Squad

India’s star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s absence from India’s WTC 2023 final playing 11 become the most talked topic following India’s defeat in the grand event. The decision of the Indian team management left many fans disappointed in the absence of the player in the squad.

It is not the first time to keep Ashwin had been sidelined on multiple occasions when India played overseas. Now it does look like the off-spinner will not be considered for the ODI World Cup this year.

Recently Ashwin opens up on the same and states that he had decided long ago to not give any mental space to such thoughts.

When asked about his non-consideration for ODI World Cup 2023, Ashwin replied, “I don’t think like that, because the selection of the team is not my job.”

He added: “I had decided long back that I would not think about stuff that is not in my hand. I am honestly in a very good space in terms of life and my cricket and I try to keep negativity away from my thought process.”

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Ravichandran Ashwin (image: BCCI)

Further, Ashwin said that he has the desire to see India win the ODI World Cup again, even if he is not a part of the team.

“I live for the day and I have no unfinished business. But it’s true that I would love to see India winning the World Cup again, even if I am not playing.”

“I think you are connecting two things. I did not consider retirement because of injury. That was also probably one of the reasons and I was not sure how I would be recuperating from it because I am not an expert at my body.

And then there was some uncertainty around my career and I was just thinking like that. It is very easy to think negatively and that was one phase where I was probably thinking I would not be able to come back from it.

It was just a thought and I just want to clarify on that. But right now, I feel I am bowling and batting really well and I have got a lot of experience in my kitty. I am taking one day at a time.

“Since Covid, it has been really busy, being inside bubbles and playing continuous cricket for the past three years. But this is actually the real break that I have got and I want to be at home, playing a little more club cricket and first-class cricket and then get ready for the next match that is there. For me, it is the South Africa series in December,” he asserted.