The first test match of the series between India and New Zealand which was played in Kanpur ended in a draw. Many Indian players have made many records in this test match. Shreyas Iyer, making his debut for India, scored 105 and 65 runs in both the innings of the Test match. Became the first player from India to score 50 plus scores in both the innings in the debut match. In the same match, India’s legendary spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made a huge record. He broke the record of 417 wickets taken by Harbhajan Singh in Test cricket. Became the third most successful Test bowler of all time.
Ravichandran Ashwin in an interview to his teammate Shreyas Iyer for the BCCI website To be honest, what was happening in my life and my career for the last years between the Corona epidemic and the lockdown, I had no idea that I would be able to play Test cricket again Ashwin said that I did not play the last test match starting from 29 February 2020 in Christchurch. You will get the infinite grace of God that now the situation has changed completely, now everything is fine. Laughing Ashwin said Shreyas Iyer – When you were the captain of Delhi, the situation started changing since then.
You can watch the full interview at the link given below
Ashwin – Can’t believe that the first Test was drawn
At one point in the first Test, it seemed that the Indian team would easily all out New Zealand and win the first match of the series. On this Ashwin said – still cannot believe that even after reaching so close to victory. We couldn’t win. We tried to win but New Zealand showed us a great game and took us away from victory.
Ashwin’s International Stats
R Ashwin has so far played 80 Test matches for India, taking 419 wickets in 150 innings. Ashwin has taken 5 or more wickets in an innings 30 times in his career. In ODI cricket, Ashwin played 111 matches in which he has 150 wickets in his name, if we talk about T20 figures, then Ashwin has taken 60 wickets in 51 T20I matches. Ashwin has emerged as India’s biggest match winner in Test cricket.
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