Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin has said that he has reached a stage in his career where he’s learned to not pay heed to outside noises. Ashwin has faced backlash quite a few times due to his on-field antics, but having played for a significant amount of time, cricket has remained one of the major purposes in his life.
Ashwin has had a decent outing in India’s ongoing Test match against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur. In the first innings, the off-spinner picked up the three wickets of Will Young, Kyle Jamieson and William Somerville and bowled at an economy rate of 1.90 in 42.3 overs.
Cricket is the purpose of my life, says Ravi Ashwin
“I thought it was a wonderful effort. Sometimes it is easier said than done. I cannot be saying cliched things. I have lived through expectations for a while now, for me, cricket is the purpose of my life. I am at that stage where I am shutting the outside noise better than I have ever done,” he added.
Ashwin also hoped for a couple of Indian batters to get big scores on the difficult strip to bat on. At the end of the third day’s play, India found themselves at 14 for one, having lost Shubman Gill’s wicket early.
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