Sadhguru says he was ‘an all-rounder in school’ during chat with Ashwin

The cricketer and the spiritual leader talked about cricket, COVID-19 and more

ravichandran-ashwin-sadhguru Ravichandran Ashwin and Sadhguru during ‘In Conversation with the Mystic’ | via Instagram

Yoga guru and spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev, also known as Sadhguru, revealed in an online chat with India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin that he was an all-rounder in school when asked if he was a batsman or a bowler.

In a segment called ‘In Conversation with the Mystic’, the duo spoke at length about cricket, COVID-19, agriculture and farmers’ crisis and more. Ashwin said that he was okay with the lockdown in the beginning, but now as he has not been able to practice and has been confined to his home, he is itching to go out and play.

“Initially I felt like I was okay, but now I’m getting really itchy, I want to go out and play, or do something like that, I am getting really itchy inside the house,” Ashwin told Sadhguru.

Since the suspension of global sporting activities amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, various sports personalities have increasingly taken to social media to interact with other celebrities, teammates and even fans. Ashwin has a been hosting a regular segment on Instagram called ‘Reminisce with Ash’.

Ashwin then went on to ask the spiritual guru if he was a bowler or a batsman, to which Sadhguru replied that he was an all-rounder.

“I was an all-rounder in the school. But once I (went) to college, I got more involved with field hockey and kind of dropped my cricket,” Sadhguru said. He revealed that hockey was more exciting because it kept one always on one’s feet as opposed to cricket in which fielders stood at one place for 30-40 minutes. He added that it was not his cup of tea.

The leg-spinner asked Sadhguru various questions including queries on COVID-19 and farmers suicides, in the 40-minute segment.

Ashwin was to play for Delhi Capitals this season in the Indian Premier League, but the T20 tournament, which was supposed to commence from March 29, was postponed indefinitely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is likely that the 2020 IPL will take place later this year in lieu of the T20 World Cup.

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