Watch: Ravichandran Ashwins Special Gesture For Young Fans Wins Hearts

R Ashwin interacts with fans ahead of IPL 2024 game© X (formerly Twitter)

Rajasthan Royals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin‘s sweet gesture for young fans at the Jaipur Airport has gone viral on social media. Ashwin has a large fan following among the Rajasthan Royals supporters and it was on display once again as two fans got extremely excited to see the veteran cricketer. The video showed two young fans approaching Ashwin for an autograph and a picture which the spinner agreed to and had a sweet moment with them. The video was posted by Rajasthan Royals on their official social media handles along with the caption – “Wherever he goes…”.

IPL’s perennial slow-starters Mumbai Indians under new captain Hardik Pandya will hope for a happy homecoming when they take on a confident Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. Despite the change at the helm with Pandya replacing five-time title-winning skipper Rohit Sharma — a move that has sparked brutal attack on the former — Mumbai Indians have once again made a familiar disappointing start to their IPL campaign as they lost their first two matches.

A six-run defeat to Pandya’s former team Gujarat Titans was followed by a walloping by Sunrisers Hyderabad who won the record run-fest by 32 runs in Hyderabad, with Mumbai Indians plummeting to the last spot in the 10-team points table.

These are still early days in the 17th edition of the T20 league but Pandya’s Mumbai Indians will need to end their losing streak and improve their Net Run Rate which is the worst among all teams at -0.925.

Among the odds stacked up against them is the absence of Suryakumar Yadav, who remains on the sidelines as he is recovering from two separate injuries which have kept him away from the MI camp this IPL.

Even though Mumbai Indians enjoy a 4-1 head-to-head record in their last five meetings with Rajasthan Royals, the home side will have a tough task at hand given Sanju Samson‘s team has turned up all guns blazing to begin their IPL season with two wins.

(With PTI inputs)

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