No pressure before Sri Lanka tour: Ravichandran Ashwin

New Delhi: With the Sri Lanka tour round the corner, (first Test begins August 12) India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said he is under no pressure. “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.

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal presents the Arjuna Award to Ashwin in New Delhi yesterday.

Ashwin was on Friday presented the Arjuna Award, that 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.

Ashwin expressed his delight after receiving the prestigious award. “The journey has been pretty good so far. I have been very lucky, in a lot of aspects, I thank God for that. I just played for the country and felt that I was very lucky and then to be conferred the Arjuna Award from the Sports Minister is a big honour. I hope I serve the country in a better fashion and get more awards,” Ashwin told reporters.

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