Ravichandran Ashwin after completing 85test for India and breaking the record of Kapil Dev 434 wickets is no mean feat and with the way he is performing in every series he will certainly break many more records in the pathway.
When Kapil Dev was recently asked by one of the media outlets about his reactions on Ashwin breaking his record to which he replied that “ I will not keep that record for long and If Ashwin would have got consistent chances in Test he would have easily surpassed this tally and I wish him all the best and wish him to quickly enter in the tally of 500 Test wickets”.
Former India cricketer and CSK former teammate Parthiv Patel recently predicted that Ashwin will easily surpass Anil Kumble’s record of 609 Test wickets based on his current form but in reality for that Ashwin had to play close to 130-140 test matches.
“Ashwin joined the elite list that has names like Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev and Harbhajan Singh. These are legends of Indian cricket and a lot of people got inspired after watching them play. We talk about batters like Tendulkar and Gavaskar but many people copied the action of Kapil, Harbhajan and Kumble. Many took up the sport because of them. Ashwin joining them is a testimony to his hard work. It took him 11 years to reach the milestone. It takes time and you got to work hard for that time. We have seen Ashwin try different things as well. He has a deep understanding of the game and he takes his time to study it,” Parthiv told Cricbuzz.
“In 2008 when we both were a part of CSK, Ashwin was always curious to learn new things. He also used to spend time with Muralitharan during that phase. Credit to Ashwin… 436 wickets is a huge milestone. If he continues to play for another three-four years, he can get close or even break Kumble’s record.”
Fantastic landmark, @ashwinravi99!
To go past @therealkapildev paaji is an achievement in itself.
The way you were going, it was only a matter of time.
Wish you many more! 👍🏻#INDvSL pic.twitter.com/eK9SlIc16u
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 6, 2022
Ashwin made his test debut in the year 2011 and since then there has been no looking for this splendid spinner and with his deep undertstanding in cricket helps him to do wonders in overseas wickets.
“Ashwin reads the wicket well and varies his length and speed according to that. He also consults the wicketkeeper for the length and speed he needs to dismiss the batter. These things matter when you bowl overseas. You don’t get much spin and you have to set up the batter in a different way. You’ve to deceive him in the air and tweak your angles as well. We have seen Ashwin dismissing Smith bowling round the wicket. He’s a student of the game with the ability to adjust his bowling according to the surface,” Parthiv added.