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Ravichandran Ashwin Returns to Chennai Super Kings in New Role Ahead of IPL 2025

Ravichandran Ashwin Returns to Chennai Super Kings in New Role Ahead of IPL 2025

Ravichandran Ashwin has made a notable return to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the franchise where he began his journey in the Indian Premier League (IPL) back in 2008. However, this time around, Ashwin has assumed a new role within the team, marking a significant development in his career trajectory.

Having previously represented CSK from 2008 to 2015, Ashwin’s association with the franchise has now been rejuvenated as he takes on the responsibility of leading CSK’s high-performance center. This move comes under the banner of India Cements, the owners of the Chennai-based franchise. The high-performance center is slated to be fully operational by the commencement of the IPL 2025 season, with Ashwin playing a pivotal role in its establishment and development, particularly concerning CSK’s cricketing academies.

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Ashwin Excited to Take up the New Role with Chennai Super Kings

Expressing his enthusiasm upon rejoining India Cements, Ashwin emphasized his dedication to advancing the game of cricket and contributing to its growth at various levels. His sentiment echoes a deep-rooted connection to the franchise where his IPL journey commenced.

Kasi Viswanathan, the CEO of CSK, echoed Ashwin’s sentiments, expressing delight at having the iconic cricketer back in the CSK fold. Recognizing Ashwin’s exceptional cricketing prowess and unwavering commitment to excellence, Viswanathan highlighted the invaluable guidance and mentorship Ashwin would provide at the Superkings Ventures and the High-Performance Centre. As one of Tamil Nadu’s finest cricketers, Ashwin’s return is poised to renew the development of budding talents within the CSK setup.

Ashwin’s comeback to CSK has sparked speculation about him returning as a player. With the IPL 2025 mega auction looming, there’s chatter that franchises might only retain four players each. This could mean Ashwin might not stay with the Royals. While his return to CSK is admired, fans are eagerly watching to see if he’ll don the yellow jersey once again on the field. The uncertainty adds an intriguing twist to the upcoming season, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the final roster decisions and Ashwin’s potential role in the tournament.

Reflecting on Ashwin’s previous stint with CSK, his pivotal role in securing consecutive IPL titles in 2010 and 2011 under the leadership of MS Dhoni stands as a testament to his prowess on the field. Even in subsequent seasons, Ashwin’s contributions played a crucial role in guiding CSK to the playoffs consistently, further solidifying his status as a foundation of the franchise’s success.

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