Ravichandran Ashwin was released by Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. The auction is likely to take place in the first week of January next year. There are also reports that the veteran Indian spinner is eyeing to make a comeback for Chennai Super Kings. Ashwin played for CSK from 2009 to 2015 picking up 90 wickets in 94 innings.
After CSK was suspended for two years, he joined Rising Pune Supergiant for the 2016 and 2017 edition of IPL where he played 14 games to pick 10 wickets. CSK failed to pick Ashwin at the auction for the 2018 season, and the veteran joined Kings XI Punjab, where he played for two seasons and was also named the skipper for the 2019 season before being traded to Delhi Capitals ahead of 2020 season.
Ashwin opened up on making a comeback to CSK on his Youtube channel. He spoke about CSK being very close to his heart adding that his return depends on the auction dynamics.
Ravichandran Ashwin has Picked 90 Wickets For CSK
“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.” 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” he further added.
Ashwin recently played the Test series against New Zealand at home picking up 14 wickets and ending as the Man of the Series.