Indian ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to claim 300 wickets in Tests on November 2 and surpassed Australian legend Dennis Lillee. Indian also went on to defeat Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test by an inning and 239 runs while Ashwin bagged the bankable player award. His fans and followers on social media showered wishes on reaching this feat. Several cricketers also applauded Ashwin’s performance against the Lankans. Meanwhile, former Sri Lankan cricketer Russel Arnold also sent a special message to Ashwin.
Russel took to his Twitter account and congratulated the Indian off-spinner. He also mentioned that he always enjoys watching him bowl.
Here’s the tweet:
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) November 27, 2017
Ashwin was quick enough to respond back. In reply, Ashwin thanked the latter for the congratulatory message and mentioned that he also liked his Tamil commentary. Here’s the tweet:
Thanks Russ, enjoy your commentary in general, the Tamil commentary this morning was even more enjoyable, but your twitter banters are a notch better than the best. https://t.co/jogwSFY6BK
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 27, 2017
And in case if you missed the Tamil conversations between Murali Karthik and Russel Arnold while giveing the pitch report, then here’s the video:
This is absolute gold! Watch my dear friend Arnold giving pitch report fluently in Tamil! RT if you want to see more of @RusselArnold69 in Star Sports Thamizh! @StarSportsIndia #IndvsSL pic.twitter.com/wulIC057Es
— Srini Mama (@SriniMama16) November 25, 2017
Ashwin achieved this feat in just 54 Test matches and broke Lillee’s record who did in 55 games way back in 1981.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar also congratulated his former teammate on his achievement. Sachin tweeted:
Feel so proud of our #TeamIndia players. Yet another outstanding performance from @imVkohli , @mvj888 , @ImRo45.. and @ashwinravi99 cleaning up with those 300 wickets. Well done, guys! pic.twitter.com/3qbXhrHH6f
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 27, 2017
The Indian cricket team is currently leading the series by 1-0. The last match of the series is scheduled to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi starting from December 2. It will be the last game for Virat Kohli ahead of India’s tour to South Africa. He has been given rest from the BCCI and won’t appear in the ODI and T20I series.