Ravichandran Ashwin Sheds Light on Injuries and Road to Recovery
Team India senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has opened up on his injuries, struggles rehabilitation, of late. Recently, Ashwin has missed three Tests on Australian tour following the complaint of a left abdominal strain. He eventually bagged seven wickets in the first Test at Adelaide Oval.
Ashwin reiterated one couldn’t defy injuries, but there’ certain ways to deal with it. He maintained that he has given his best and is hopeful of delivering according to the expectations.
“The injury has come, and I have to deal with it in a certain way. I have to get my best know how. An injury is not something you can hold up against a certain player,” Ashwin was quoted as saying by PTI.
Ashwin, who seemed bit infuriated with the questions, related his injury, maintained injury is inevitable as even legendary Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar picked the injuries during their respective careers.
Injuries are unavoidable:
Adamant in approach, Ashwin stated he has excelled in the much-touted Yo-Yo Test whenever he had undergone the test.
“Injury has not missed Sachin Tendulkar, injury has not missed Don Bradman, and it will not miss players in the future… Whenever I have done a fitness test or yo-yo test, I am at the top of the list. I am doing my best,” Ashwin added.
The Chennai-bound spinner Ashwin has also weathered the criticism for not keeping fit.
In 2018, Ashwin missed as many as five Test fixtures against England, South Africa and Kangaroos while picking a groin injury.
Ashwin on his road to fitness:
The prominent spinner is excited on his road to recovery, before representing Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). He’s focusing on to play regular games to regain his rhythm in a bid to leave an impact while banking on his experience.
“I am almost back to 100 per cent. I’ve bowled close to 40 overs in the last game, but I would like to keep going through the journey. I have not played games back to back. Now that I’m playing only one format, it is important that I get some game-time and also train…” Ashwin asserted.
So far, the 32-year-old Ashwin has represented India in 111 ODIs, 65 Tests and 46 Twenty20 Internationals. Across formats, he has bagged 544 wickets.
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