Ashwin, Jadeja are marathon players for us: Rohit
Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 25 wickets, while Ravindra Jadeja bagged 22 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, guiding the Indian team to a 2-1 series win.So, when India captain Rohit Sharma was asked whether the duo would be around when the next edition of the series happens about four years later. Rohit called them ‘marathon men’.Rohit has always retained his sense of humour but he is also very practical about certain aspects of his game and career.The next Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India is in 2027 (Australia will host in 2025) and the lethal combination of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin might not be around in four years' time."I don't know honestly if they (Jaddu-Ash) will be around. I don't know if I will be around. Four years is a long time. Honestly, for the sake of Indian cricket, I hope they stay and play a lot of cricket. Both of them are marathon players for us Rohit had no hesitation in admitting that Ashwin and Jadeja have been the primary reasons for India's success in the last decade."Where we stand today in terms of how we perform in the Indian conditions, a lot of credit goes to them. A large part of our success belongs to those two guys. It's not just for a period of a few years, it's over a decade now. It's a long, long time to keep performing the way these two guys have done for us."I can only hope that they continue to play for as long as possible because those shoes will definitely be very, very big to fill."Rohit has played so much cricket with Virat Kohli that one won't find a better person than the Indian skipper to explain the mindset of his longtime teammate."Look, he played more than 100 Tests, got so many hundreds, for a player like him, it's a few innings here and there. We saw in white ball cricket, we saw in Asia Cup, he scored that 100 and never looked back. I hope it will be same with red ball as well," Rohit said.