‘I have little fear…’: Ravichandran Ashwin’s candid confession about his untold connection with Rahul Dravid

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Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Dravid


India player Ravichandran Ashwin opened up about his relationship with head coach Rahul Dravid after the Test series win against England. He said that he has a special attachment and great respect for the former Indian captain.

Ravichandran Ashwin has been the stalwart of the Indian cricket team in the longest format of the game. It has been one of the main reasons why India dominates the longest format of the game, both at home and abroad.

Ravichandran Ashwin played a very important role for India in the recently concluded Test series against England. He bowled incredibly well in the series and also completed 500 Test wickets, apart from representing India in all 100 games in the longest format of the game.

Ravichandran Ashwin finished the Test series against England as the leading wicket-taker. He got 26 wickets for the team in 5 games at an average of over 24. He also took two five-wicket hauls in the series and helped the team win the series by a margin of 4-1.

Ravichandran Ashwin, under the guidance of Rahul Dravid, has been one of the best spinners to watch. The duo is often seen arguing together and the actor shared his bond with the former India captain.

Ravichandran Ashwin highlighted his playing days under Rahul Dravid and pointed out the difference between playing with the former captain as a coach. He talked about his relationship with his coach, he is a little afraid of her because of so much respect and license to speak. Speaking about Crikipidea, he explained:

“I have played with Rahul Bhai, the player, since my early days in the Indian team. But I have a special attachment to him as a coach. I can tell him anything, he will never confuse me. Even if he is wrong.”

“We have built that relationship. But at the same time, I have that respect that I have for him. I have this little fear that comes from a lot of respect and license to talk about anything with him. I don’t know how else to say it. “It’s such a great bond.”

“Experimenting and learning has helped me” – Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin at the end of the series against England stated that he is confident in trying new things and experimenting and learning has helped him a lot. He also spoke about his stays in Ranchi and Dharamsala and said that he was happy with the way the ball came out of his hand. He said:

“I feel less insecure about how people feel about me. If I’m sure I can try something, I don’t stop. I have kept my ears and eyes open for good feedback. Unless I try, I can never learn. I’m not saying that following a method doesn’t work. But fortunately experimenting and learning have helped me.

“I was very happy with the way the ball came out (in those periods), and most of them were satisfied with this performance and the second innings in Ranchi. In India sometimes beauty is what happens.”

Ravichandran Ashwin will next be seen in action during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. He will play for Rajasthan Royals in the league.