Ravichandran Ashwin

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Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the most cerebral cricketers in the current Indian team. His views on T20 cricket are unconventional, but fascinating. He’s also extremely frank on his own struggle towards fitness, and Indian attitudes towards fitness in general.

Part I of the interview focuses on the evolution of T20 cricket. Ashwin believes that T20 cricket is a ‘completely different sport’ and is ‘cricket’s answer to football’

Part I also focuses on the balance between bat and ball in T20 cricket.

When T20 cricket was first conceptualized, everyone thought it would reduce the influence of spinners. Today, spinners are vital to any team’s T20 success – watch Ashwin explain this in more detail.

The Indian team’s fitness has improved significantly, with Ashwin being one of the more prominent examples. Watch Ashwin describe his own journey towards improving his fitness.

Finally, Ashwin opens up on coaching standards in India.

Chinmay is the founder-editor of The Ring Side View. Follow him on Facebook HERE and on Twitter @chinmaybhogle

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