Deccan Chronicle – New Delhi: A rookie captain has its pros and cons and Kings XI Punjab hope appointing R.
- New Delhi: A rookie captain has its pros and cons and Kings XI Punjab hope appointing R.
- They bought Ashwin for Rs 7.6 crore at the auction and later handed him leadership responsibilities, hoping a new captain will enable them to turn their fortunes around, despite the off-spinner never having led in T20s before.
- Ashwin admitted he may be new as captain to the format but that does not stop him from being optimistic ahead of the tournament.
- Ashwin led Tamil Nadu to victory at the 2008-09 Vijay Hazare Trophy but it is his debut venture as a T20 captain.
- Ashwin is hoping for a repeat of that show, albeit in entirely different circumstances.