[caption id="attachment_692451" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Viru.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-692451" alt="Virender Sehwag and Ravichandran Ashwin launch KXIP Jersey AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Viru.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Virender Sehwag and Ravichandran Ashwin launch KXIP Jersey AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravichandran-ashwin/">Ravichandran Ashwin </a>says leadership tips from <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virender-sehwag/">Virender Sehwag</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuvraj-singh/">Yuvraj Singh</a> will help him immensely in his maiden captaincy stint in the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Indian-Premier-League">Indian Premier League</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Ashwin will captain the Kings XI Punjab, who will also have the services of mentor Sehwag and senior player Yuvraj. <p></p> <p></p>"For me, it is all about incorporating whatever I have learnt over the years. I have played under lot of captains including Viru paaji. My focus is on being <strong>strategically ahead of other captains</strong>," said Ashwin on the sidelines of KXIP's jersey launch here today. <p></p> <p></p>"Both Yuvi and Viru paaji have been my captains at different stages of my career. I played under Yuvi paaji in my first Challenger Trophy and he has played a big role in whoever I am today. Learning from experiences and taking advice is something I am never be averse to," the off-spinner added. <p></p> <p></p>Ashwin has captained his state side Tamil Nadu in the past (leading them to Vijay Hazare triumph in 2009) but it will be the first time he will lead a side in the shortest format. He knows it's a big responsibility. <p></p> <p></p>"You associate captaincy with pressure and power but for me leadership comes with a lot of responsibility. If you can use it as fulcrum that helps your team, I think we will be in good stead." <p></p> <p></p>On paper, the current squad looks the strongest in KXIP's history but they don't have a specialist wicket-keeper after Wriddhiman Saha's exit. Akshdeep Nath and Lokesh Rahul can be the two part-time options for the team. <p></p> <p></p>"Lots of teams have weaknesses and every team will try and overcome that. Most people see this (lack of specialist wicket-keeper) as a weakness for KXIP. On an average, in T20 games, every keeper gathers only six balls. So if our keeper can take those six balls, we will be fine," he reasoned. <p></p> <p></p>Asked whether he sees IPL as a platform for a comeback in the India limited overs team, Ashwin's reply was a curt "no."