Ashwin ‘Super Pleased’ After Guiding RR to Playoffs

From scoring his first 50 IPL points to securing the Rajasthan Royals’ first qualifier against the Gujarat Titans, Ravichandran Ashwin has definitely proven that his batting skills with the shortest formula can never be overlooked. On Friday, when the Royals faltered for a while in the 151st pursuit against defending champion Chennai Super Kings, the former CSK player came into the fold and finished the job perfectly. With an undefeated 40 hit in just 23 balls, Ashwin led his team to a 5-wicket win.

Ashwin broke 2 edges and 3 sixes while staying at the tuck. When he took the RR on the verge of victory, he hit his chest which is nothing less than a statement that there is always hope to be there in the middle.

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The veteran multi-level player was named Man of the Match for his impressive performance. Speaking on the post-match show, Ashwin said he felt like a million bucks. He also explained how he polished himself into a terminator, noting that he unleashed the “David Warner” inside of him.

“Looks like a million dollars. It was important to win the game tonight. This is a good end to the group stage matches. The communication was very clear before the tournament. I had to work on a lot of things. The team management was clear in my position,” Ashwin said.

“I know what my role is. I have to make the batsmen take risks. I’ve always thought I understand the game well. I’m quite innovative; they understand me well. I want to play my game. I’m happy to make it to the playoffs and I’m so happy. I just brought out the David Warner inside me.”

The Rajasthan Royals will face the Gujarat Titans in the first qualifiers for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The match will take place on May 24 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

With the Lucknow Super Giants relegated to third place, they will play the eliminator against the team ranked fourth. The win left RR’s Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals to fight for fourth place.

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