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Ashwin backs Dravid as new coach

India will square off against Scotland in another must-win game of the T20 World Cup 2021 on Friday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Having lost their first two matches against arch-rivals Pakistan and then New Zealand, the Virat Kohli-led side crushed Afghanistan by 66 runs in their last match to register their first win of the tournament.

Scotland are currently at the last spot in Group 2 points table.

Meanwhile, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who made his comeback in the T20I format after 4 years when he picked two wickets vs Afghans has said that his selection in the T20 World Cup squad came as a surprise for him and was very “heartrending”.

“I had some special dreams about getting to the World Cup and wanting to do special things for the team. Unfortunately, after the first two losses, I did feel a low about it. It is never a special feeling when you lose games. The chance of qualification took a bit of dent. But after yesterday’s win, we do have our fingers crossed and hope things go right. Barring that, it was a special night. Every single delivery that I wanted to execute fell in place,” said Ashwin in the pre-match press conference.

“The news that I got selected in the World Cup was very heartening news. I had the fun in terms of hearing the news, enjoying myself, and gratification of what I wanted to achieve in life. More than proving anyone right or wrong, it was about proving myself,” added Ashwin, who was included in the squad after fellow off-spinner Washington Sundar failed to recover from a finger injury.

Ashwin was appreciative of former India captain Rahul Dravid being appointed as the new head coach of the Indian team.

“Rahul bhai has gone through the journey and the grind of being at the NCA, gone through the Indian A team. I think he knows what is in store in the future and has played with some of us inside the dressing room. He also knows all the young boys. I am really looking forward to his stint and trying to contribute alongside Rahul bhai and being of use to the team in any way as possible.”

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