The Indian off-spinner R Ashwin feels like Australia dominated the scene in 2003 and 2007, as a team led by Virat Kohli has a pedigrees and a depth to dominate the World Cup.India claimed its favorites by winning its first two games against South Africa and Australia. While the bowlers were the star of South Africa, India was at the Oval’s top with Australia.
‘ … India, like Australia in 2003 and 2007, will continue to dominate the World Cup, ‘ Bowler said after the launch of the Ashwin Foundation, which is intended to assist young cricketmakers in its Gen-Next Cricket Institute.The lanky cricketer Tamil Nadu said India has been doing well for a while, with Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav’s Spinning Duo.
“For a while now Chahal and Kuldeep have done well. Also in the World Cup, Chahal has done well,” he added. Ashwin said that things would change quickly, because off-spinners were not preferred at the XI play these days.
“I don’t believe spin is much (seen nowadays). The goods have altered in the game. Many cricketers are correct and the left-armed spinners requirements are much more. But what happens, I believe, is happening.
“The requirement of off-spinning in the shortest size has decreased, but if you look at the IPL this year, that was me and the Harbhajan Singh, I didn’t necessarily bowl off-spin. The 32-year-old announced that he would depart for England in the second half of the season on June 23 for county Nottinghamshire. Last time he was working for Worcestershire.
“Amongst the English county team Nottinghamshire, on June 23 I’m going to leave for England. In the meantime, Ashwin has selected a handful of eight young men to provide scholarships and bags for him and his wife Prithi, on behalf of the foundation.
“I always felt that as a young cricketer, infrastructures and coaching norms could be better, and now I am able to assist children who have the necessary skills, but do not have the economic support to continue their cricket dreams,” he said.
The Foundation would also promote awareness of the significance of vision donation as well as the right to vote and safe driving by trainees at Gen-Next Institute.