Pathan Expresses Bewilderment over Ashwin’s Move: “You’ve left it to fate. There’s no planning”

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Indian cricket fraternity divided over selection of Ravichandran Ashwin for ODI World Cup

Despite not being part of the format for 20 months, Ashwin has been picked for the impending three-match home series against Australia.


Indian cricket fraternity have been left divided over captain Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar’s decision to bring back Ravichandran Ashwin in the scheme of things for the ODI World Cup.

Ashwin’s Selection

Ashwin last played an ODI match for India in January 2022 and has not been part of the format for the last six years. However, with Axar Patel’s injury, Ashwin has been given an opportunity to prove his worth for the ODI World Cup.

Opinions of Former Cricketers

  • Irfan Pathan is baffled by the decision and believes that Ashwin should have been given some game time before the Australia series.
  • Mohammad Kaif supports Ashwin’s selection and believes in his experience and wicket-taking ability.

Pathan’s Perspective

Irfan Pathan questions the logic behind bringing back a player who has not been part of a format for almost 2 years. He believes that expecting Ashwin to perform well in a single series and then become a key player for India in the World Cup is too much of a gamble.

Kaif’s Perspective

Mohammad Kaif backs Ashwin’s selection and believes that his wickets tally across formats in international cricket makes him a valuable asset for the team.


The Australia series will begin from September 22 onwards and all eyes will be on Ashwin to see how he performs.

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