Sachin Tendulkar recently expressed his opinion on the inclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin in the Men in Blue’s World Cup squad for 2023. Ashwin, known for his exceptional spin bowling skills and invaluable contributions with the bat, has been a prominent figure in Indian cricket for years. However, his selection for the World Cup raised some eyebrows and led to varying opinions within the cricketing community.
While Tendulkar’s support for Ashwin’s inclusion in the World Cup squad lends weight to the decision, views differ on whether it was the right move. Some fans and experts believe that Ashwin’s vast experience and versatility can be valuable assets, especially in the tough conditions of the World Cup. His ability to adapt to different situations and proven record in international cricket can make him an integral part of the team.
Sachin Tendulkar, on the other hand, played with Ashwin in the 2011 World Cup and feels that the off-spinner is a player who will perform to the best of his ability. He also spoke about Ashwin’s ability to not only take wickets but also make useful contributions with the bat down the order.
Here’s what Sachin Tendulkar said about Ravichandran Ashwin in a video posted on his YouTube account.
“Ashwin is an experienced campaigner and someone who will fight till the last delivery. I know it. He would never be out of the game. His attitude, his approach towards a game is magnificent. I have always liked Ashwin as a bowler and a handy batsman.”
Sachin Tendulkar on Ravichandran Ashwin
Sachin Tendulkar Reveals His Pick from the 2011 World Cup Squad
Sachin Tendulkar believes that if he could only pick one player from India’s World Cup-winning team, it would be all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. Tendulkar believes that consistency is what would fit Yuvraj in the current squad after he won the Player of the Tournament award.
“All XI were good players, but the criteria has to be someone who has done well throughout the tournament. And that’s the Man of the Tournament, Mr. Yuvraj Singh.”