Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that injury is not something that “one should hold against any player” as it is an inevitability that even Sir Don Bradman or Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t avoid during their playing days.

Ashwin missed three Test matches on the tour of Australia due to left-sided abdominal strain, something that also made him miss a Test match in England.

“The injury has come and I have to deal with it in a certain way. I have to get my best know how. Injury is not something you can hold up against a certain player,” Ashwin, who recently returned in action during a Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) league match, said on Saturday.

“Injury has not missed Sachin Tendulkar, injury has not missed Don Bradman and it will not miss players in the future… Whenever I have done a fitness test or yo-yo test, I am at the top of the list. I am doing my best,” he further added.