I love watching R Ashwin bowl, says Shane Warne

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Bengaluru, Oct 18: Australian spin legend Shane Warne today (October 18) revealed that he loved watching the bowling of Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Yasir Shah, the legspinner from Pakistan.

Yasir motivated by Ashwin's praise

Warne took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to congratulate both Ashwin and Yasir for their recent records in Test cricket. (Harbhajan clears air on Ashwin controversy)

Ashwin became the fastest Indian to capture 200 Test wickets, in 37 games, while Yasir set a record as the second quickest to 100-Test victims, in 17 matches.

The 30-year-old Ashwin took 27 wickets in the recently concluded 3-Test series against New Zealand. He also won the "Player-of-the-series" award.

Yasir, 30, achieved the milestone during the day-night Test against West Indies in Dubai. Pakistan won the match by 56 runs yesterday (October 17). Yasir took 7 wickets (5 in first innings).

Before the start of the match, Ashwin had wished Yasir on Twitter to break his own record.

The 47-year-old Warne hoped that both Ashwin and Yasir continued their good form on all surfaces.

"Congrats @Shah64Y & @ashwinravi99 on your records. I hope this form continues on all surfaces around the world as I love watching u guys," tweeted Warne, who took 708 Test wickets in 145 matches.

Last year, Warne was quoted as saying that Yasir was "the best legspinner in the world".

"I have always been a fan since the first time I saw him a while ago - probably the best leg-spinner in the world, the way the ball comes out of his hand. It was a fantastic opportunity to work with Yasir. He is a wonderful bowler - beautiful - so we just worked on thinking who he has been having troubles with in the England side, some tactics and plans.

"He wants a bit more drift and bounce and little things that can help. I hope by the end of the series he will be bowling beautifully with a huge smile on his face," Warne had said in October 2015.

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