Ashwin was highly impressed with Pat Cummins's 'tactical masterclass' in the final.
The writing was on the wall once Axar failed to recover on time for the third ODI against Australia in Rajkot.
One got the impression that while trying to catch Ashwin off guard, Warner himself got confused and perished in the end.
Gill (74) and Gaikwad (71) added 142 for the first wicket.
Pathan felt that there was a lack of planning and that Ashwin should have been given more chances.
The off-spinner is back in contention for a place in India's World Cup squad.
Kuldeep Yadav was picked as the lone specialist spinner in India's initial 15-member squad for the World Cup, along with spin-bowling all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.
The 20-year-old stylish Hyderabad left-hander has impressed one and all with scores of 39, 50 and 49 not out in three T20I games in the West Indies.
Ashwin bounced back after being left out of the WTC final against Australia with a record-breaking 33rd five-wicket haul in the first Test against the West Indies.
The Indian off-spinner had dismissed Shivnarine Chanderpaul 12 years ago, now he's got the wicket of the Windies icon's son Tagernarine.