"This is an era where everybody is a colleague. Once upon a time when cricket was played, all your teammates were friends. Now, they’re colleagues. There’s a big difference because here people are there to advance themselves and to stride ahead of another person sitting to your right or left. So nobody’s got the time to say, ‘Okay, boss what are you up to’?" he said.

According to Ashwin's perspective, he expressed that although it would be beneficial for the team if players shared their techniques and experiences, such a collaborative environment is nonexistent within the Indian team. In summary, he described it as an "isolated journey."

"In fact, I believe cricket gets better when you share it. It gets better when you understand another person’s technique and another person’s journey. But it doesn’t happen anywhere close to how much it must happen. 

Nobody will come for your help. It’s an isolated journey. Of course, you can reach any professional you want to, tap into some coach, you can pay and go, practice, try to feed off them, and all that. But sometimes we forget that cricket is a very self-taught sport," he added.

Transitioning away from Test cricket and with no international matches scheduled for India until mid-July, Ashwin has redirected his attention to the Tamil Nadu Premier League. He is currently leading the Dindigul Dragons in the ongoing 2023 season.