Team India spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has spoken for the first time about his retirement from international cricket. Ashwin said that if he feels satisfied and the desire to improve himself is over, he will announce his retirement. Ashwin is part of Team XI playing XI in the final of the World Test Championships in Southampton. Ashwin’s role will be very important in the final.
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Speaking on the ICC website, Ashwin said, “The beauty of Test cricket is that you always aspire to be perfect but you can also enjoy greatness.” That’s why I do it. What I have achieved so far in my career, because of this attitude, is that I will never settle for anything but continue to seek improvement. I just want to say again that if I don’t want to do different things and I can’t be patient or satisfied to try something new, I can’t keep up with the game.
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The 34-year-old Chennai bowler has taken 409 wickets in Test cricket. They don’t like getting into controversies but tease, they don’t shy away from responding to their performance. He said, ‘I enjoy controversies but I love to fight and that’s the reason I get here. I do not ideally celebrate victory because to me victory is just one event. I believe it comes from a combination of planning and practice. Even after winning I sit down and think of something better.