India’s premier Test spinner Ravichandran Ashwin began his Ranji Trophy 2017 campaign, with uncertainty hanging over his white-ball future. As per the official word from the BCCI, Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja – India’s spin twins in whites – were rested for the ODI and T20I series against Australia, but the instant success of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has cast a shadow of doubt over the former duo’s standing in limited-overs.
“I know one day the opportunity will come knocking on my door because I haven’t done too much wrong. When I get that opportunity, I’ll probably rise to the occasion,” Ashwin said on Sunday (October 8).
“The day I become a decision maker, I’ll probably be in a better position to answer that question. I’m not a decision maker, as of now. I have never played for the crowds. I enjoy my game and even if I am playing a fifth-division match, I’ll enjoy it a lot. The atmosphere doesn’t matter. Obviously, I’ll raise my game to the occasion but I definitely love playing the game so I am not missing anything at all.