R Ashwin is one of the most prolific all-rounders in the Indian cricket team. Always in form, the cricketer has been taking wickets and setting records. And on Monday, Ashwin broke a record of one of the world’s most famous bowlers – Dennis Lillee. Ashwin became the fastest bowler to take 300 Test wickets.
Monday was the fourth day of the ongoing Test match between India and Sri Lanka and was Ashwin’s 54th Test match. By comparison, Lillee took his 300th in his 56th Test.
Ashwin’s spell helped India win the by an innings and 239 runs, and lead the Test series 1-0.
Praise even came from spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan who congratulated Indian off-spinner with these words:
“I want to congratulate him (Ashwin). It’s a big achievement as getting 300 Test wickets is not an easy job. Definitely, he is the best spinner in the world at the moment.”
If Murali calls you the best spinner in the world, it surely means something. So obviously there were reasons for Ashwin to celebrate it.
The 31-year-old Tamil Nadu off spinner soaked in the victory with a tweet in which he is seen posing for a selfie with team captain Virat Kohli.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) 27 November 2017
Congratulatory tweets poured in throughout the day:
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) 27 November 2017
— VISHNU VISHAL – VV (@iamvishnuvishal) 27 November 2017
Phenomenal feat Da. Many congratulations. Keep vechchu senjing
— SA (@Aravind_SA) 27 November 2017
27 Nov 1981
Dennis Lillee took 300th Test wicket
27 Nov 2017 @ashwinravi99 breaks Dennis Lillee record of fastest 300 Test wickets.
— Bïllã Sìvâ (@BILLASIVA_18) 27 November 2017
Congratulations Ashwin on a win and a record achievements .It will be a tough task for the proteas too to face u
— AB DE VILLIERS (@ABD_villiers) 27 November 2017
— Hardik Pandya (@myhardikpandya) 27 November 2017
Great going offie
— Sunandan Lele (@sunandanlele) 27 November 2017
What A Achievement So Far Ash,Breaking The Record Of Legend Like Denis Lille Not Easy One,But You Did Like a Master Does.Thanks For The All Memory So far.keep Going https://t.co/Yo9JF7chzM peace
— Sharmistha(Viratian) (@ImSharmi7) 27 November 2017
Surely a quite player distinguishes with his gentlemanly game Doesn’t talk but answers with bowling
— Drprasad (@Drprasad16) 27 November 2017
Congrats Sir, You have always made the whole country proud. Looking forward to many more similar milestones @ashwinravi99
— Nausheen Khan (@naushn24) 27 November 2017
By innings –
91 – Muralitharan
101 – Ashwin
110 – Lillee
By matches –
54 – Ashwin
56 – Lillee
58 – Muralitharan
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) 28 November 2017
If we aren’t asking how many wickets the Great Dennis Lillie took in the subcontinent, let’s not ask how many Ashwin took outside the subcontinent. Must acknowledge the enormity of his achievement. #300
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 27 November 2017
But there was one person who did not think that Ashwin’s stellar performance was the ‘big news’, and that person was Ashwin’s wife Prithi.
She took to Twitter to hilariously troll her super-awesome husband in a very smart way.
— Prithi Ashwin (@prithinarayanan) 27 November 2017
Her tweet contained the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Merkle, which was of course the most trending news around the world on Monday.
Prithi’s smart tweet was appreciated:
You are awesome on twitter
— vivekpunekar (@vivekpunekar) 27 November 2017
— Manish Tiwari (@tiwarigoku) 27 November 2017
They say that a wife knows the world better than the husband. Prithi proves that.