IPL 2018: Ashwin appointed KXIP captain

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Monday announced star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as their captain for the upcoming season of the cash-rich league.

KXIP mentor and former India opener Virender Sehwag informed about the development in the team’s official Facebook page.

Commenting on his appointment, the Punjab’s new skipper said in a statement,”I feel honoured to be trusted with the responsibility of leading such a talented bunch of cricketers. I am confident of bringing out the best out of teammates. This is indeed a proud moment for me.”

“There is no additional pressure on me as such. I first led my state side in first class cricket when I was 21. I have done it in the past and I am sure that I will enjoy the challenge,” added Ashwin.

Significantly, Ashwin, who has been out from India’s ODI and T20 team since a long time, was part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for eight long years. After CSK’s suspension from the league, Ashwin had moved to Rising Pune Supergiants.

 

GSTVના લેટેસ્ટ News અને Videos માટે લાઈક કરો Youtube Twitter