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By Vinershea | Feb 17, 2020 04:31 PM

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of India's best spinners, who recently recalled a horrifying experience during his younger days when he took part in a tennis ball tournament. 

Ravichandran Ashwin recalls kidnap Getting Fingers Chopped

During that tournament, Ashwin stated that he was held up by players of the opposite team, who threatened to chop off his fingers if he came on the field.

At a recent interview, Ashwin told Cricbuzz that, "We were supposed to play a final. As I was about to leave, there were four or five guys who came in Royal Enfields, properly muscular and big. They picked me up and said come we’ve got to go. I asked ‘who?’ and they said ‘you’re playing the match here, right? We’ve come to pick you up. I was like wow they’ve arranged for a pick-up, and it feels great. I mean Royal Enfield… what happened is I sat behind one person and another person sat right behind me as if I was going to get off and go. I was properly sandwiched between both of them."

Further giving more inside story about his kidnapping, Ashwin state that “I must have been about 14 or 15. They took me to a posh tea stall. A tea shop is a big culture thing in Chennai. Next to all the grounds, there is a tea shop which has got those benches and all that. They made me sit there, ordered bajjis and vadas and all that, and have, have, don’t be afraid, we’re here to help you out’,” he added.

"It was around 3:30-4:00 PM and I said the match is going to start, let’s go. So they said, ‘no, no, we’re actually from the opposition, we wanted to stop you from playing. If you go and play we’ll make sure your fingers are not there.”

Shocked Ashwin could not do or say anything but just kept staring at them. "I just kept staring at them and was like 'Okay, yeah'. So, we had a gala time for the next hour and a half then I said look, my father will be back from office. I got to go home. I'll not play the match. I promise you. Then they said okay. They picked me up and dropped me home," he finally ended in the interview. 

Ashwin will soon be seen in the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand which is scheduled to be played at Basin Reserve in Bay Oval that begins on Friday.  

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