new Delhi. Team India’s star spinner R Ashwin recently (Sri Lanka) The record of the great Kapil Dev was broken in Mohali during the Test series concluded against him. In this match, he played Charith Aslanka. (Charith Asalanka) He surpassed the record of 434 wickets taken by Kapil in Tests. After Kapil Dev’s retirement from cricket, this record remained in his name for many years. At the same time, during the second Test played in Bangalore, Ashwin attacked former South African fast bowler Dan Steyn. (Dale Steyn) He also broke the record of 439 Test wickets.
After the first Test, Ashwin revealed that he had received a letter and a bouquet as a congratulation from the former captain after breaking Kapil Dev’s wicket-keeping record. Ashwin shared the picture of this letter on social media. Former India captain Kapil Dev praised R Ashwin in this letter and wrote, Congratulations! Really glad you broke my record. You have made India proud! Best wishes to you and everyone in the family.
Ashwin expressed gratitude
Earlier, Ashwin expressed happiness over becoming the second highest Test wicket-taker for India. He said, I feel very humbled, 28 years ago I was cheering for Kapil paaji with my father when he surpassed Richard Hadlee’s record.
Ashwin said on his official YouTube channel, I never thought of exceeding his number of wickets. Because I always wanted to be a batsman, especially when I started at the age of eight, my intention was to become a batsman, at that time Sachin Tendulkar was emerging in world cricket while Kapil Dev was a brilliant striker. During this, Ashwin also said that he wanted to become a medium pacer on the advice of his father.