R. Ashwin


Ashwin says he was inspired by Harbhajan

Ashwin has commented surpassing Harbhajan Singh's tally of 417 wickets in Tests has been an excellent 'milestone'. Ashwin crossed Harbhajan Singh to become the country's third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Ashwin after reaching the milestone has commented, "I am not much concerned about what number I am crossing. No doubt, it has been a wonderful milestone. I am trying to enjoy the game. These numbers are just happening because of the effort I have been putting. When Harbhajan Singh bowled that famous spell against Australia in 2001 I did not I would be an off-spinner one day. I was inspired by him. Actually, I was a batter and a lot of people know about this. After that 2001 Border-Gavaskar Trophy I decided to take up spin bowling.