We have a new #KingOfTheNorth! Sheron, give a big welcome to the Protector of the Realm! Our new captain, @ashwinravi99! Ravichandran Ashwin - KXIP Captain!
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab have named offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin as their captain for the 2018 season that begins April 7.
“We have a new #KingOfTheNorth! Sheron, give a big welcome to the Protector of the Realm! Our new captain, @ashwinravi99! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi,” KXIP tweeted from their official handle. Ravichandran Ashwin is up for the task and ready to weave magic.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) February 26, 2018
Ashwin, who has in the past played for Chennai Super King and also Rising Pune Supergiant, was bought by KXIP for Rs. 7.5 crore in the IPL auction in Bengaluru in January.
It will be surely the first time that Ashwin will be leading an IPL side; however, he has captained his stateside Tamil Nadu in the domestic circuit.