Ravichandran Ashwin mentioned It has been a beautiful journey with Kings XI Punjab. © Twitter
Ravichandran Ashwin has thanked the Kings XI Punjab franchise for his or her assist over the previous two years when he was the captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) squad. Ashwin’s time with KXIP got here to an finish on Friday with the Delhi Capitals formally asserting a commerce deal wherein the off-spinner went to the franchise based mostly within the nationwide capital whereas left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith went the opposite manner.
“It has been a beautiful journey with Kings XI Punjab,” Ashwin was quoted as saying by the Kings XI Punjab web site.
“I’ll at all times look again fondly on the two years I spent with the Kings and can miss all my teammates. I’m waiting for new challenges. I’d additionally wish to thank the followers for his or her countless assist over the 2 years, it was unimaginable to see them come out and assist their crew,” he added.
Anil Kumble, who was not too long ago named KXIP’s Director of Cricket and head coach, mentioned that “it is now time to look in direction of the subsequent step”.
“We thank him for his contribution to the crew over the past two years and want him nicely in his future endeavours. We are going to have a look at strengthening the squad on the public sale to make sure that we’ve got a well-balanced crew as we enter the brand new IPL season,” Kumble mentioned.