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Badrith backs Ashwin to deliver for Kings XI Punjab

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, March 24: Having lost his place to wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in India's limited overs side, premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin can use the Indian Premier League (IPL) platform and revive his flagging career in white-ball cricket, veteran batsman Subramaniam Badrith has said.

"I've played a lot of cricket with him. I know him as a person, as a friend. He'll be looking to do something, he will be looking this as a challenge," said former Tamil du skipper Badrith who handed Ashwin his Ranji Trophy debut during his watch.

Ashwin was roped in by Punjab for Rs 7.60 crore, and will lead the side, which has the likes of Aaron Finch, David Miller, Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh.

"I think captaincy will give him that edge, a motivation to do something extra. You never know maybe he can lead Kings XI to a title, with an extraordiry season and his me will start coming up in the limited overs cricket. I don't think it would have come at a better time for him. He's at that stage of his career, where he should look beyond his own cricket. Not just performing as a bowler, but what can he do more," Badrith said.

The last time Ashwin donned the India blue was during the West Indies tour in June last year. IANS

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