Ashwin, Virat, and records, nothing new for Indian Greats

Ravichandran Ashwin

Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin are two of the best cricket players in India today. They always do well and have broken many records in the sport. India and Australia will play the 4th and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Kohli and Ashwin might achieve more important milestones in their already impressive careers during this game.

Kohli has not performed very well with the bat in the first three matches of the series. However, he will be determined to end the series on a high note. He only needs 42 more runs to score 4000 Test runs in India. This achievement has only been accomplished by Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, and Virender Sehwag in the past.
If Kohli manages to achieve the milestone during the Ahmedabad Test, he will surpass Dravid and Gavaskar to become the third-fastest Indian to do so. It is worth noting that among all these batters, Kohli boasts the highest average of 58.

Ashwin nearing another milestone

Ashwin is just 10 wickets away from reaching the 700-wicket mark in international cricket for the Indian cricket team. The 36-year-old off-spinner has an impressive tally of 467 wickets in the Test format and has taken 151 scalps in One Day Internationals (ODIs) while representing the national team. Additionally, Ashwin has also taken 72 wickets in T20Is.

Ashwin needs only four more wickets to match Anil Kumble’s achievement of taking the highest number of wickets against Australia for an Indian player. Kumble had previously taken a total of 111 wickets in the longest format of the game against the Australian team, which is the current record.

PMs of both countries will be present

The 4th Test was highly anticipated as it was the deciding match of the series. But the excitement reached new heights with the attendance of the Prime Ministers of India and Australia – Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Anthony Lebanese. They presented Test caps to the two team captains before taking a lap of honor around the stadium.

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