New Delhi: Former Indian team captain Dilip Vengsarkar has said that had he been the chief selector of the Indian cricket team, Ravichandran Ashwin would have been called up to limited number cricket. Significantly, Ashwin played the last ODI in June 2017.
Dileep is Ashwin’s lover
Dilip Vengsarkar was the Chief Selector of the Indian Cricket Team from 2006 to 2008. He says Ravichandran Ashwin has improved with his increasing age and is adjusting to the needs of Team India.
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‘I would have given Ashwin a chance’
Dilip Vengsarkar told the Sunday Express, if I was the chief picker, I would have called Ashwin back. Why not? Because he is a very experienced bowler and his bowling is varied. The spinners are said to have matured late and have performed much better in recent years. He is in excellent shape at red ball cricket. I think it will suit the team if they come back.
Virat statement on Ashwin
When the media asked Virat Kohli to give Ashwin a chance in limited number cricket, he said: “ There has to be some logic in asking questions. Are you telling me where to put Ashwin? Where does he have a place in the team? Washington is already part of the team. It’s easy to ask questions, but you need to know your reasoning first.
‘No comparison between Ashwin and Sundar’
Dilip Vengsarkar, who picked Virat Kohli during his tenure as chief selector, disagrees with the Indian captain’s statement. Vengsarkar believes that there is no comparison between the young Washington Sundar and the experienced Ravichandran Ashwin.