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Confident that opportunity will come knocking on my door, says R Ashwin

DESPITE not finding a spot in the limited-overs series against Australia, India offie Ravichandran Ashwin is unfazed and is confident that he will make the most of the opportunity when he gets one.

While Ashwin was left out of the ODI squad, he kept himself busy with the County commitments. Speaking to Cricbuzz, Ashwin reckoned,

“I know one day the opportunity will come knocking on my door because I haven’t done too much wrong. When I get that opportunity, I’ll probably rise to the occasion.”

When asked whether skipper Virat Kohli prefers wrist spinners over finger spinners, the Tamil Nadu-lad said,

“The day I become a decision maker, I’ll probably be in a better position to answer that question. I’m not a decision maker, as of now. I have never played for the crowds. I enjoy my game and even if I am playing a fifth-division match, I’ll enjoy it a lot. The atmosphere doesn’t matter. Obviously, I’ll raise my game to the occasion but I definitely love playing the game so I am not missing anything at all.”

Speaking about his recent County stint, the 31-year-old said, 

“I have missed the IPL and I missed a fair amount of cricket this year due to injuries and due to unfortunate happenings in the combination of the team or whatever you may want to call it. I had been in touch with a few guys in England and they had been asking me (to play county cricket). One such message landed in my inbox one day and I didn’t even know that I wasn’t playing the ODI series (Australia). I just said I would be interested to be there. Eventually, it all worked out, and the club I went to was one of the best clubs there.”

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