India captain Virat Kohli has said that Ashwin’s inclusion in the World Cup squad is a recognition of his excellence in limited overs cricket. Ashwin bowled against some of the best batsmen in IPL. Ashwin is a man who believes in his ability to bowl even when there is a power hit. Kohli said the situation in the UAE was very favorable for bowlers like Ashwin.
It has been a long time since Ashwin was included in the Indian T20 squad. Yusvendra Chahal has been a regular presence in ODI and T20 cricket. Ashwin was included in the team after he was dropped. Ashwin’s choice was a surprise to everyone. At the same time, Ashwin was not able to put up a good performance in the IPL. It was in this context that the media questioned Ashwin.
Meanwhile, captain Virat Kohli added that the presence of MS Dhoni will boost the confidence of the Indian team. Kohli was speaking at a press conference organized by the ICC ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Captain Virat Kohli believes that Dhoni’s meticulousness and practical suggestions on even the smallest things will boost the confidence of the Indian team preparing for the World Cup. Dhoni will be happy to be back in the dressing room of the Indian team. Early in his career, Dhoni’s advice was given to young players, including himself. Kohli said Dhoni’s presence would benefit young players preparing for the first major tournament of their careers.