New Delhi: Former Team India captain Dilip Vengsarkar has said that if he had been the chief selector of the Indian cricket team, then off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin would have been called back in limited-overs cricket. Significantly, Ashwin played the last ODI on June 2017.
Dileep is the lover of Ashwin
Dilip Vengsarkar was the chief selector of the Indian cricket team from the year 2006 to 2008. He says that Ravichandran Ashwin has improved with his growing age and he fits according 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 were the chief selector, I would have called Ashwin back. Why not? Because he is a very experienced bowler and his bowling is varied. It is said that the spinners would have matured late and they have performed much better in the last few years. He is in excellent form in red ball cricket. I think it will suit the team if they come back.
Virat’s statement on Ashwin
When Virat Kohli was asked by the media about giving Ashwin a chance in limited-overs cricket, he said, ‘There must be some logic while asking questions. You tell me where to put Ashwin? Where does it make room for him in the team? Washington is already in the team. It is easy to ask questions, but first one must know his reasoning as well.
‘No comparison between Ashwin and Sundar’
Dilip Vengsarkar, who selected Virat Kohli during the tenure of his chief selector, does not agree with this statement of the Indian captain himself. Vengsarkar believes that there is no comparison between the young Washington Sundar and the experienced Ravichandran Ashwin.