Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that he is extremely happy to join the Rajasthan set up. Ashwin was bought by Rajasthan for INR 5 crore. Interestingly, Ashwin will be sharing the dressing room with Jos Buttler. Notably, Ashwin tried to Mankad Buttler while playing for Punjab in the in 2019 Indian T20 League. Speaking on playing alongside Buttler, Ashwin said he is excited for the same.
“I got picked up by Rajasthan Royals, I am extremely delighted that they have picked me, they tried hard to pick me in the last auction in 2018 but it has come through finally. I have got a great rapport with all of them in that dugout, I have a wonderful rapport with Sanju Samson as well,” said Ashwin in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of Rajasthan Royals.
“I am looking forward to giving my complete best for the franchise and hopefully doing special things for them. Looking forward to bowling alongside Yuzvendra Chahal, looking forward to sharing a dressing room with Jos Buttler, how good is it gonna be.”
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler, who was retained by the franchise took a sarcastic dig as Ashwin while welcoming him to the team. “Hey Ash, Jos here. Don’t worry I am inside the crease, cannot wait to see you in pink for the Royals. Look forward to sharing the dressing room with you,” Buttler said