R Ashwin has been handed a new lease of life as a T20 player as the selection panel picked him in India’s 15-member World Cup squad ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Washington Sundar’s finger injury may have paved the way for Ashwin’s resurgence into the T20I fold. That’s not to take an iota of credit away from Ashwin, who had an excellent IPL 2020, bagging 13 wickets in 15 games at an economy of 7.66 and marshalling Delhi Capitals to their first-ever final.
As the off-spinner returns to the shortest format, let’s take a trip down the memory lane to marvel at his carrom ball that bamboozled Hashim Amla. A peach that has famously been given the moniker of the ‘ball of the century’.