Virat Kohli was stuffed with reward of his off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin after emphatic win in Ahmedabad.© BCCI
Virat Kohli lavished reward on Ravichandran Ashwin, calling him a “modern-day legend” after the off-spinner turned the quickest Indian bowler to 400 Test wickets on Thursday. India beat England by 10 wickets and completed the third Test inside two days to take 2-1 sequence lead within the four-match sequence in Ahmedabad. Kohli, on the put up match presentation ceremony, hailed Ashwin and stated that he’s happy that the off-spinner performs for India.
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“We all want to face up and take discover of what Ashwin has contributed to Indian cricket and we should always all be very happy with it. I informed him any longer I’m going to name you leg. 400 is an excellent achievement and nonetheless so many video games, so a few years to go for India and I believe in Test match cricket, he’s certainly a modern-day legend. We’re simply fortunate to have him in our staff,” Kohli stated.
“His talent units and the way he applies himself and makes these breakthrough performances for the staff now and again. As a captain I’m so happy he performs for us,” he added.
On Thursday, Ashwin trapped Jofra Archer proper in entrance of the stumps to assert his four-hundredth scalp within the longest format of the sport.
Ashwin is the second quickest bowler within the historical past Test cricket to 400 wickets, solely behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan.
Ashwin achieved the feat in 77 Tests whereas Muralitharan took simply 72 matches to take 400 wickets.
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