Speaking on his two-years of relationship with the franchise; one that will always be remembered for "what could have been" rather than what it eventually turned out, was quoted by Kings XI Punjab as saying "It has been a wonderful journey with Kings XI Punjab".
Kings XI Punjab were set to release the off-spinner earlier but the equation appeared to have changed after they roped in former India captain and head coach Anil Kumble as their team director. Now that Ashwin's move to Delhi of India is said to be nearly done, it will be interesting to see how the Capitals use the ace off-spinner. "I would also like to choose this prospect to welcome Ravichandran Ashwin to the Delhi Capitals household".
But, Ness Wadia, the co-owner of the KXIP, said that everyone is happy with the deal. As Chennai re-entered the IPL, it was highly expected of them to buy Ashwin at the auction but Kings XI Punjab ended up snatching the spinner for Rs. 7.6 crore.
Ashwin played 28 matches for KXIP where he took 25 wickets with the best performance being 3/23.
"We thank him for his contribution to the team over the last two years and wish him well in his future endeavours". "We [Ashwin and KXIP] have amicably come to a conclusion that we should part ways and now we are trying to get the best fit, best solution for everyone". The two clubs will now need to hang tight for the assent of the IPL Governing Council on the deal.
Beneath Ashwin's management, KXIP showed quite a lot of promise within the most necessary half of of the past two seasons sooner than losing momentum within the 2nd half of.
Under his captaincy, Kings XI won 12 games and lost 16 in the previous two seasons. He's easily one of the best and most experienced spinners around, with a tremendous record in India and IPL colours.
A formal announcement will be made sooner than the IPL transfer window closes on November 14. In the 2010 season, Ashwin took 13 wickets and in 2011, Ashwin picked up 20 wickets.