Ashwin: Good to have the record out of the way

India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, having become the quickest to reach 250 wickets, said it was “good to have the record out of the way”.


“Good to have the record out of the way,” he said after the end of fourth day’s play at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

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The Tamil Nadu tweaker had entered the match with 248 wickets to his name, and by taking two wickets in Bangladesh innings, of Shakib’s and Mushfiqur’s, Ashwin completed his 250 in some style and became the fastest to do so, surpassing the great Dennis Lillee.

“Today was one of those days when I started enjoying my spell right from the start. It’s going to be an interesting day tomorrow. The wicket is not giving too much help for the spinners, we have to be very very patient in the morning session,” Ashwin said. [Read also: Ashwin surpasses the great Dennis Lillie]

“It was a delight to bowl in the second innings. I was a little rusty in the first innings, got into a better rhythm in the second innings straightaway, bowling with the new ball.”

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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