The limited overs career of Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a dramatic turn-around since the past 18 months or more.
Cricket news: Ashwin wants to prove himself and has taken the competition for places positively
This has happened because of the rise and performance of the spinning duo Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. They are performing so well that the management has no option but to play them in every series.
Even in the upcoming ODI series against the Windies, the spinning duo has been preferred over Ashwin, who is not at all happy with the selection. However he has taken the decision as a positive one and has decided to stage a comeback.
Ashwin last played for India in the limited overs format in July last year and has since been side-lined. His spin partner Ravindra Jadeja faced the same situation, but recently made a comeback in the Asia Cup thanks to a plethora of injuries.
Jadeja took the chance with open hands and played superbly in the tournament, including a crucial innings in the final to hand India their 7th Asia Cup title.
While giving an interview to The Week, Ashwin had showed his disappointment for not being picked. However he has not blamed anyone, rather he praised the efforts of Kuldeep and Chahal after being selected.
“It is always disappointing for anyone to be left out, but for me, the moment I got into the Indian team it was about excelling. How many teams have the luxury of not having their first spinner in the team? To give due credit, when Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal came, they did extremely well,” he said.
Ashwin also mentioned that he has taken this competition for places as a positive one and expressed his desire to knock the door of opportunity sooner rather than later.
“You have to give them credit. They have done some great stuff. I think competition is excellent. It is all about telling me and (Ravindra) Jadeja—boss, can you up your game? I look at it positively. I am sure one day the opportunity will come and when it does, I should be prepared,” Ashwin added.