- R Ashwin shared a hilarious video on Instagram on the eve of his birthday
- Ashwin was seen teaching his friends ‘how to shine a cricket ball’
- However, it turned out to be his version of the viral ‘Kala Chashma’ trend
The video instantly went viral shared by Ashwin on the eve of his birthday. The veteran officer turned 36 on Saturday, September 17.
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Ashwin is enjoying his second-coming in the shortest format of the game after earning a recall in the last T20 World Cup on the back of consistent performances in the IPL in the last few years. Ashwin was not a huge wicket-taker, but he was able to bowl economically than most bowlers.
Ashwin wasn’t part of the T20 side since March, however, made a comeback in the series against West Indies and subsequently the Asia Cup 2022 which eventually culminated with his selection in the second consecutive T20 World Cup squad for India.
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori backed Ashwin’s selection saying that his experience would be handy for the Men in Blue on big grounds in Australia.
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“We all know Ashwin has been exceptional in Tests. The thing for him is he’s coming off a great IPL, and he’s obviously included in the T20 squad for India. He’s one of those guys who’s very adaptable and he understands what he needs to do in all situations,” Vettori told reporters ahead of the Legends League Cricket exhibition match.