Wadia had last month said that the KXIP board had a re-think on Ashwin and made a decision to retain the premier India spinner following the appointment of Anil Kumble as head coach.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to feature for Delhi Capitals in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) following a successful trade by Kings XI Punjab. Now that Ashwin's move to Delhi of India is said to be nearly done, it will be interesting to see how the Capitals use the ace off-spinner. Ashwin, meanwhile, will get INR 7.6 crores, his auction value from the IPL 2018 auction.
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting was filled with reward for brand new signing Ravichandran Ashwin after the star off-spinner was traded in from Kings XI Punjab.
"Everyone is happy with this deal". But now after the initial hesitation the team from the north of India is ready to let go of Ashwin. We were in talks with three teams but beget within the slay arrive to this conclusion.
Ness Wadia, the co-owner of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab earlier said that there were no such thoughts and rejected all speculations over Ashwin's removal from Kings XI Punjab. The two clubs will now need to hang tight for the assent of the IPL Governing Council on the deal. He has won two titles with CSK while he captained KXIP for two seasons.
Under Ashwin's leadership, KXIP played well in the first half of the past two seasons before losing steam in the second half. Overall, the 33-year old is one of the most consistent performers in IPL since making his debut in 2009.
The former Chennai Super Kings player had joinedKXIPfor a sum of Rs. 7.6 crore in 2018.
A formal announcement will be made before the IPL transfer window closes on November 14. In the 2010 season, Ashwin took 13 wickets and in 2011, Ashwin picked up 20 wickets.