Ravichandran Ashwin said that his teammates and the coaching staff are not discussing their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup.

R Ashwin’s daughter got emotional after seeing her father in a T20 World Cup jersey. The veteran hasn’t represented India in the shorter formats of the game for long but his good performance in the IPL opened the doors for him ahead of the global event in the UAE.

He took to social media to share his daughter’s delight. This is the first time his daughter saw him in India’s limited-overs apparel.

“When your daughter says ‘I have never seen you in this jersey appa’ can’t leave her out of the picture. Can you?”, wrote Ashwin on Instagram while sharing a picture with his daughter.

The Delhi Capitals’ (DC) spinner last played a T20I for India in July 2017 against West Indies while his last ODI appearance came against the same opponent in the same year.

Virat Kohli recently spoke about Ashwin’s selection in the World Cup squad.

“Ashwin has been rewarded for reviving his white-ball skills altogether. He bowls with a lot of courage in white-ball cricket,” Kohli said during a media interaction organised by the ICC.

“If you saw the IPL in the last couple of years, he’s bowled difficult overs, he’s bowled against the top players in the IPL, and not being shy to put the ball in the right areas. Spinners can get intimidated by the way power hitters hit the ball, but Ashwin believed in his skill set.

“We felt like the way he was bowling and his variations now and his control over pace is something which is … again a lot of experience, a guy who has played a lot of international cricket and he’s at his confident best. These guys can go in there and change the game with their spells,” Kohli added.

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