Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin is very confident that leadership tips from former Indian batsmen Virender Sehwag and all-rounder batsmen Yuvraj Singh will help him immensely in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). This year, the off-spinner will lead a side in IPL for the first time. However, he will also have the services of mentor Sehwag and senior player Yuvraj.
This is not the first time Ashwin has captained a T20 side. He had led his state side Tamil Nadu to Vijay Hazare triumph in 2009. "Both Yuvi and Viru paaji have been my captains at different stages of my career. I played under Yuvi paaji in my first Challenger Trophy and he has played a big role in whoever I am today. Learning from experiences and taking advice is something I am never been averse to," the off-spinner added.
Advantages and disadvantages are for experts to analyze and talk about. But all the 20 overs will be bowled by bowlers and bowlers know how their fields needs to be set and we can control all the nine people. The answer is yours to have a vantage point to say who's actually got to lead a T20 side, said Ashwin.
From my own side I have always set fields on my own. I take pride in setting my own field and I really enjoy share my knowledge with all the bowlers. So I'll intend to do the same and take the bowling unit as forward as possible.