Numbers doesn’t matter to me: Ashwin

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Ravichandran Ashwin has been the leading wicket takers for team India in recent times, especially in Test cricket. His ability to take wickets at regular interval led the off spinner to break many records.

Numbers doesn't matter to me: Ashwin
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Earlier this year, Ashwin yet again entered the record book as he became the fastest bowler to reach 250 wickets in the longest format of the game. Meanwhile, during the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, Ravichandran Ashwin made his 50th appearance in the Test cricket at Galle and he also broke another record surpassing the Australian legend Dennis Lillee. He has now the highest number of wickets after playing 50 Tests.

He bagged five wickets in the 1st Test to increase his tally of wickets to 279 whereas Lillee had taken 262 wickets after playing 50 Test matches. Ashwin thereafter will be targeting the record of being the fastest bowler to pick 300 Test wickets. This record also belongs to Dennis Lillee who took the tally within 56 Test matches. So Ashwin Ashwin has got 5 Test matches to pick 21 wickets to attain the status of the fastest to reach 300 Test wickets.

This record also belongs to Dennis Lillee who took the tally within 56 Test matches. So Ashwin Ashwin has got 5 Test matches to pick 21 wickets to attain the status of the fastest to reach 300 Test wickets.

Numbers doesn't matter to me: Ashwin
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This record also belongs to Dennis Lillee who took the tally within 56 Test matches. So Ashwin Ashwin has got 5 Test matches to pick 21 wickets to attain the status of the fastest to reach 300 Test wickets.

Ashwin made his debut just 6 years ago and he has performed exceptionally well and achieved loads of appreciation from the cricket fans all over. But numbers don’t matter to the off spinner at all. He clearly stated that it is the team what actually matters to him and whatever he performs to make his team victorious rather than aiming personal records.

Numbers doesn't matter to me: Ashwin
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In an exclusive interview, Ashwin said, “For me, it’s always teaming first. Since my childhood days when I dreamt of playing for India, I had one goal and that is to take Indian cricket to greater heights.”

He further added, “I don’t have any specific goals at all. I don’t have any numbers in front of my eyes to achieve. I just want to give my best for the country and in the process I know I can achieve something for myself as well.”

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