Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed his desire to return to his home franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. In case you didn’t know, Ravichandran Ashwin started his IPL career with the Chennai Super Kings team in 2009 and played for the team until the 2015 season.
Ashwin moved to the Rising Pune Supergiant team when CSK received a temporary suspension. After CSK returned to the league, Ashwin did not return to the squad but was signed by the Punjab Kings. The off-spinner captained the Punjab Kings for two seasons before the franchise traded him to the Delhi Capitals.
The Tamil Nadu-based all-rounder has now been released ahead of the IPL Auction 2022. In a candid chat with his fans on YouTube, a fan asked Ravichandran if he would like to return to his home franchise again to which Ashwin replied:
“CSK is like school to me, that is where I joined did my KGs, primary, middle school after I complete 10th board I move to different school. Then I did couple of years of junior college. After completing everything one has to come home right?”
Ravichandran Ashwin feels auction dynamics will play a huge role in deciding if he will return to CSK
Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked up 90 wickets in 97 matches for the Chennai Super Kings team, further added that the auction dynamics will play a massive role in determining which team signs him at the mega auction.
He acknowledged the fact that there will be 10 teams with strategies so he would not mind joining other franchise as well and will give his best. The veteran spinner also mentioned that none of the players would decline a return to CSK.
“It all depends on auction dynamics. If you go and ask any cricketer whether they’d like to play for CSK, not even a single would say NO,” Ravichandran Ashwin concluded.