Ashwin said Dhoni, who led CSK, had "massive influence" on him and the only way to impress him was by troubling him in the nets.
R Ashwin’s 102 saw MRC A post 346 in 98.5 overs against Alwarpet CC on the first day of their TNCA Senior Division League match, at VB Nest.
IPL Auctions 2018 Day 1: Under-19 sensations Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill get buyers, Kolkata retain Kuldeep Yadav
While Prithvi went to Delhi Daredevils for 1.2 crore, Kolkata spulrged Rs 1.8 crore for Shubman. Also the franchise retained their premier spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla.
Ravichandran Ashwin welcomed Zimbabwe's upset ODI series victory over hosts Sri Lanka and said such shock results will help cricket stay healthy.