IPL 2018: Watch– R Ashwin says he will take inspiration from MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Sehwag as captain

R Ashwin was bought by Kings XI Punjab in 2018 auction for INR 7.6 crore.

R Ashwin will play and captain KXIP | IANS

Kings XI Punjab threw a curve ball in form of announcing R Ashwin as their captain for the IPL 2018 season recently.

Kings XI Punjab had retained just Akshar Patel in the pre-auction retention and went hard for the players they deemed necessary for success in IPL 2018. They spend big on KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Andrew Tye and R Ashwin. Kings XI Punjab also got the experienced Yuvraj Singh for his base price.

R Ashwin was announced as the Kings XI Punjab captain by KXIP mentor Virender Sehwag on Facebook Live. Ashwin himself had shown interest in leading a side some time back and now he will be responsible of turning around the fortunes of KXIP who ended up in the bottom half of the IPL 2017.

Ashwin has played under many different captains during his India and IPL career. Captains like MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli have been his guides during his career and in a video posted by Kings XI Punjab on their Twitter account, Ashwin talks about taking inspiration from them

The video has caption as "I have tried to imbibe the best qualities from each one of them. Having played under the likes of @msdhoni, @virendersehwag & @imVkohli, our new #KingOfTheNorth, @ashwinravi99 talks about from learning them & lots more.

Watch the video here:


By Jatin Sharma - 01 Mar, 2018

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