ICC World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik Was My Inspiration – Ravichandran Ashwin
Inspiration, idols have become a common scenario in any field. People love to follow someone and get inspiration from another person’s success in order to achieve his/her goals. The game of cricket isn’t an exception, in fact, many of the people here have their inspirations and idols. Meanwhile, surprisingly, Ravichandran Ashwin reveals Dinesh Karthik as his inspiration.
In the latest episode of Breakfast with Champions, Ashwin poises himself in a candid conversation with Gaurav Kapur in Chennai. It was the light-hearted banter generally rivets between his personal and professional life, filled with quirks and interesting tidbits on the game.
I believed Dinesh Karthik could be next Sachin – Ravichandran Ashwin
During the course, he revealed that Dinesh Karthik as his inspiration during his childhood. Further, he lavished praises on Karthik saying that every kid in Chennai knew that Karthik is going to play for the Indian National Cricket Team.
Ravichandran Ashwin also revealed that he used to visit stadiums to watch Dinesh Karthik play the game even in under-19 matches or under-17 matches. Ashwin quoted that Karthik was a revelation during his times.
“Dinesh (Karthik) is an inspiration for me. A lot of people don’t know this because he was the rockstar. Everybody with the Tamil Nadu cricketing circuit knew that Dinesh Karthik was going to play for India,” Ashwin said.
“I believed he could be the next Sachin Tendulkar. That’s how I saw Dinesh. I used to go…Take my father and go and see Dinesh Karthik play those under-19 and under-17 games. And he just used to wow people. That factor where he used to steam roll bowler and just smash them,” Ashwin concluded.
Well, as Ravichandran Ashwin imagined, Dinesh Karthik went on to become the player of the Indian cricket team. But, unfortunately, he failed to get those big runs under his belt. He is still present in the team but not a certain starter, which tells you the story.
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