Ravichandran Ashwin heavily plays down "off-field distraction" issue

PTI| Last Updated: May 03, 2014, 22:15 PM IST

New Delhi: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today said that "off-field distractions" is something that cricketers are hardly bothered although last 12 months have seen a lot of controversies in Indian cricket.

"I think people have gone a bit overboard with the off-field distraction thing. I believe that cricketers hardly care about what`s happening off the field. Just like common people is hardly bothered about what happens in the Parliament," the burly CSK offie said at the launch of a specially designed cricket app called CRICHQ launched at the New Zealand embassy here today.

CSK coach Stephen Fleming, Ashwin are part of this venture where the fans will get a chance to download the app on their android phones. It will have the cricketers posting their comments and updates for the fans and also a chance to interact with them.

"It`s an app with which we are trying to connect with a bigger fan base."