While it is easier for names such as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to crop up in the minds of the readers, the answer is a little more complex.
Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed the name of his national teammate he is jealous of. While it is easier for names such as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to crop up in the minds of the readers, the answer is a little more complex.
Ashwin, who was a part of the Indian squad for the 2023 ODI World Cup, could play only a single match in the tournament, with India preferring Kuldeep Yadav as the lone specialist spinner and Ravindra Jadeja as the lower-order batting all-rounder.
Speaking to Sportstar, Ashwin on Thursday said, “One person that I am always envious of, I am not a jealous person, but I’m very envious of this one person, not anybody else. The greatest cricketer at this point of time, the most sellable cricket of the most attractive cricketer today is Virat Kohli. However, the most envious I am of one cricketer is Ravindra Jadeja.”
While Ashwin has not elaborated on why he is envious of Jadeja, perhaps it will not be too hard to assume why. Jadeja’s supremacy with the bat ensured Ashwin never got a look in as the second all rounder even though Ashwin has played some good innings in the past.
Ashwin has been picked for the IND vs SA Test series and he will be raring for gametime after sitting out for most of the time World Cup.
India’s Test squad vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd. Shami*, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna.