As Team India prepares for the forthcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy, Ravichandran Ashwin will be one of the team’s most crucial players, and Australia will be keeping an eye out for him. Throughout the years, the 36-year-old has been an important member of India’s Test team.
In January 2023, the Indian team hosted Sri Lanka and New Zealand, playing six T20Is and as many ODIs. Although Hardik Pandya stepped into the leadership position and worked with a youthful squad in the T20Is, older players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were only present in the ODIs.
Along with his all-round abilities, Ashwin is well-known for his weekly cricket round-up programme on his YouTube channel, where he discusses numerous issues and even answers questions from fans. He recently expressed his thoughts on workload management, which was the theme of his programme last week. He then invited viewers to give their thoughts, and the 36-year-old was bewildered after reading one of the comments.
“‘What workload, dude?’ said one of the users. We used to play nonstop anytime and everywhere without wearing slippers. So, how tough is it for you to play? ‘Stop whining.’ This was his observation, and he was also a doctor. I’m not sure whether he’s a genuine doctor or a want tobe “In the video, Ashwin says.
Workload management has been a hot topic in cricket circles all around the globe. England all-rounder Ben Stokes made a significant decision to retire from international cricket owing to exhaustion. In response, Ashwin said that elite-level cricket cannot be compared to first-class cricket.
“The intensity will not be the same. Those who work five days a week and play on weekends may wonder how terrific they will be if they play seven days a week. But, many of you may have felt discomfort in your hand or leg while playing. I’m not worried about the discomfort. Every player will experience agony, but it is part of their job “Ashwin explained.
The 36-year-old also said that only athletes understand what they are going through, and it is extremely simple to make comments from the outside without even knowing what the scenario is like. The Test series between India and Australia is due to begin on February 9, and the players will need to be physically and emotionally prepared to perform under pressure.