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Watch R Ashwin Finally Receive Arjuna Award From Sports Minister

Ashwin was not present during the Award Ceremony on August 29, 2014 as he was touring England at that time.

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India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was today presented the Arjuna Award, which was conferred on him last year, by the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Ashwin was not present during the Award Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2014 as he was a part of the India ODI team, which was touring England at that time.

The journey has been pretty good so far. I have been very lucky, in a lot of aspects I thank God for that. To a greater degree I just played for the country and felt that I was very lucky and then to be conferred the Arjuna award today from the Sports Minister is a big honour. I hope I serve the country in a better fashion and get more awards.
– R Ashwin

With Sri Lanka tour round the corner, first Test begins August 12, Ashwin is not under any sort of pressure and is busy enjoying his game.

“Honestly, pressure is something that we are used to all the time. So pressure is not something that is a factor. I want to go there and get used to the conditions. I just want to enjoy my game. I am doing really well, the ball is coming out well so I just want to enjoy myself,” he said.

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