IPL is famous for creating new records with the bat and bowl and now there is one more option where records can be cooked by the franchisers and it has happened in IPL 2018 when IPL team Kings XI Punjab declared R Ashwin as the captain of the team in a Facebook live session.
R Ashwin was the superstar of CSK before it was defunct two years ago and R Ashwin passed these two years with Rising Pune Supergiants and statistics of R Ashwin is quite good, he has 100 wickets on his name in just 111 matches with an economy rate of 6.55.
The Former Indian Opener said the team captain should be a bowler and elaborated it by giving an example of Waqar Younus, Kapil Dev, Wasim Akram etc and also added that R Ashwin can also do the same as they have done. We are donning the cap with R Ashwin instead of having Yuvraj Singh in the squad just because to add the experience and crux with the team.
R Ashwin thanked the franchiser for the same and said that he will give his best and will use all the resources in a better way to lead the team to finals and win the title of IPL in 2018.
With respect to Yuvraj Singh, “As far as I’m concerned, I would love to see him hit freely and hit those big shots. I’m willing to give him as many overs as possible and feel he’ll be one of the best batsmen of our side. He’s led Kings XI Punjab before and will be the first person I go to if I need any sort of advice on the field” said R Ashwin.