Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dream come true for Ashwin

Tamil Nadu allrounder Ravichandran Ashwin said receiving a Team India call was the biggest moment of his life and the feeling was yet to sink in.

Ashwin comes in place of regular off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who has been rested for India's two-match T20 series against Sri Lanka.

The Tamil Nadu cricketer, who is in Orissa for Ranji Trophy Super League against Orissa, said he would be really happy even if he could achieve half of Bhajji.

"Bhajji is a great off-spinner having won so many matches for India. I don't see myself as his replacement but even if I can achieve half of what he has achieved, I will be really proud," Ashwin told PTI.

The 23-year-old said he was knocking the doors of national team for close to two-three years.
"I had a very good Challengers last season (in Cuttack) where I was the top-wicket taker. I was very close to selection then.

"This season too, I had a good Challengers and then I had a century and a half-century (against Himachal Pradesh) in the Ranji Trophy and was among wickets. I knew that I might get a chance in any of the limited overs format. It's the biggest moment in my life," Ashwin said.

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