Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin changed his base from Punjab to Delhi ahead of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions. One of the accomplished spinners in the country right now, Ashwin has explained the rationale behind his move to Delhi Capitals.
Ashwin started his IPL stint with the Chennai Super Kings before moving Rising Pune Supergiant. In 2018, Kings XI Punjab roped Ravichandran Ashwin in the auction and made him the skipper. While Ashwin delivered the goods for his side, he was unable to give Punjab their maiden title.
Ravichandran Ashwin explains the reason to move to Delhi Capitals
Finally, Delhi Capitals traded the spinner from Tamil Nadu ahead of this year’s auctions. The 33-year-old while explaining the rationale behind his move said that he aims to strengthen Delhi’s bowling and hopes to use his experience to improve the performance of the franchise.
“I was coming to a franchise which had qualified for the playoffs last season and had some very exciting players including Rishabh (Pant) and Prithvi (Shaw),” Ashwin said on the franchise’s official page. “I thought I could use my experience for the franchise and improve the team further. If I could help in strengthening the bowling, we could be the front runners for the title, I came with that intention,” he added.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals, who are yet to lift the coveted trophy, will aim to win the prestigious IPL title. The Shreyas Iyer-led side progressed through to the knockouts but failed to reach the finals. They will be keen to give their all out in pursuit of bringing their maiden title. And Ravichandran Ashwin will be a key chip to solve that puzzle.
Ashwin has 125 wickets from 139 IPL matches with the best figures of four for 34 at an economy rate of 6.79