The Rajasthan Royals found themselves somewhere while chasing an overall average of 150 against CSK. Their highest ranking had deserted them with a reading of 112/5. That’s when Ashwin took charge with the bat and played an impressive cameo as the 35-year-old scored 40 of 23 balls. It was a classy run that made RR captain Sanji Samson praise his ultimate skill. By the way, Ashwin, hitting the winning shot of Pathirana, celebrated in style, hitting his chest that was recorded by the cameras.
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After the match Ashwin revealed how he got Warner in him to hunt this down for RR.
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“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.”
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.
“Ashwin has done a great job and has become a fantastic all-around founder for us. He hit a lot in the net before the season,” RR captain Sanju Samson said. With this win, the Rajasthan Royals made sure to finish second this season. In fact, they are equal in number of points. with Lucknow Supergiants, but they will advance due to the superior playback rate.
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