King XI Punjab: R Ashwin to Captain ‘KXIP’ in IPL 2018 Virender Sehwag in Facebook Live Session: – Yes! You are going to love this news because reports are coming that Ravichandran Ashwin will captain of Kings XI Punjab in the eleventh season of the Indian Premier League. We are sure that you all are going to love this news because of the franchise announced on Monday (February 26) that he will be the next captain. As you all know that 31-year-old off-spinner was picked up for INR 7.60 crores in the 2018 auction and had emerged as a leading candidate.
Sources reports are saying that Ashwin takes over the reins of the side from Glenn Maxwell, who was signed on by Delhi Daredevils at the auction. Also, the reports are coming that the Tamil Nadu spinner said he was looking forward to the challenge and tapping into the experiences of having captained his stateside in the domestic tournaments. IPL 2018 Schedule
R Ashwin leads KXIP in IPL 2018
Also, Ashwin even reacted to this whole news and he said, “There is no additional pressure on me as such. I first led my state side in first-class cricket when I was 21. I have done it in the past and I am sure that I will enjoy the challenge.” Also, he added “I feel honored to be trusted with the responsibility of leading such a talented bunch of cricketers. I am confident of bringing out the best out of teammates. This is indeed a proud moment for me.” IPL 11 KXIP Team Squad List
As you all may know that Ashwin has played more than 100 games in the IPL, playing his first seven seasons for Chennai Super Kings and one for Rising Pune Supergiants. Also, he was injured in last season so he didn’t play on it. Also, he has great performance rate so far, on his debut in the 2009 season, Ashwin went on to become a crucial part of the CSK team, helping them win back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011 and reach the final on three other occasions.