“He would go down as one of the greatest all rounder ever!!”, Twitter reacts as Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the second quickest player to reach 3000 runs along with 400 wickets in Test cricket

On Sunday, December 25, India’s KL Rahul-led side won the second Test against Bangladesh by three wickets thanks to Ravichandran Ashwin’s unbeaten 42 (not out) under pressure. After coming in at No. 9, the star spinner combined with Shreyas Iyer (also not out) to score 71 runs (without either batsman being dismissed) off 105 balls, allowing the visitors to recover from being 74 for 7 and complete their goal of 145 runs in 47 overs, losing just seven wickets.

In India’s second innings, Ashwin was the team’s leading scorer. He batted for 62 balls, hitting four fours and a six. Against Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s bowling on the first ball of the 47th over, he hit a six, and he closed the game by hitting two consecutive fours. He didn’t lose his composure and scored 16 runs in that over, putting India over the top.

Ashwin’s wild celebration after striking the winning boundary on the penultimate ball of the 47th over was captured on camera and quickly went viral on the internet. Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid and star batter Virat Kohli can be seen in the video encouraging him for his efforts.

As the fourth day of the Test match began, India was at 45 for 4 and needed another 100 runs to win. A few key wickets fell in rapid succession, with nightwatchman Jaydev Unadkat (13) being taken out by Shakib Al Hasan, followed by Rishabh Pant (9) and Axar Patel (34), both by Mehidy Hasan (5/63) to really heat things up.

India was in trouble at 74 for 7 when Axar was taken out of the game, but from that point on, Iyer and Ashwin worked together to guide India to victory. Ashwin, for his game-winning batting performance, was named Player of the Match, while Cheteshwar Pujara, a Test batting specialist, was named Player of the Series.

Ravichandran Ashwin became the second quickest player to reach the 3000 runs mark in Test cricket along with 400 wickets.

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