R Ashwin hopes T20 leagues won’t dominate international cricket after pandemic
By: PTI | New Delhi |

Updated: May 2, 2020 7:15:10 pm


Ashwin Ashwin stated he doesn’t see cricket resuming anytime quickly. (File Photo/BCCI)

India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin doesn’t desire a post-Covid-19 world that’s extra conducive for organising T20 leagues on the expense of international cricket.

The quickest Indian to 350 Test wickets, the seasoned spinner stated on Saturday he forsees one other “purple patch” for him within the conventional format, offered his physique holds. He additionally outrightly rejected the four-day proposal.

“I actually do hope that this (pandemic) doesn’t transpire into one thing the place you’ve extra leagues and never a lot of international cricket as a result of the borders are closed,” Ashwin stated throughout a videocast with former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar on ESPNcricinfo.

With the Covid-19 pandemic but to subside, Ashwin doesn’t see cricket resuming anytime quickly.

“I believe we’re nonetheless a ways away. In phrases of the well being of world cricket I believe it’s going to take longer than what folks would possibly assume.

“So, that’s an imminent possibility, but I don’t know what the further future has in store.”

He calls himself a “hardened” T20 cricketer however it’s the five-day format wherein he has tasted most success. And he’s removed from being performed within the recreation’s lengthy kind.

“If my body is in great space, I think Test cricket I just have another streak of great purple patch I am looking at.”

“I believe I am a hardened professional in T20 cricket, and good at what I do. Wherever I play I will be able to deliver, with the experience that I have got and the courage that I have.”

He stated the ICC’s plans to trim Test cricket by a day doesn’t excite him.

“The thought of four-day cricket doesn’t really excite me. I am a spinner and if you take a day out, I dont know if it’s going to be healthy, you are taking out a very fascinating aspect of the game,” Ashwin stated.

Asked about Indian cricket, he stated, “The current state of Indian cricket is as healthy as it can be. Hope we can pick it up from where we had left once sport resumes.”

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