Ashwin wishes Pakistani bowler to break his own Test record

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New Delhi, Oct 14: Setting another example of sportsmanship, India's frontline spinner Ravichandran Ashwin conveyed his best wishes to Pakistani bowler Yasir Shah as Misbah-ul-Haq & Co start Test series against West Indies.

R Ashwin becomes fastest Indian bowler to claim 200 Test wickets

The ace Indian off-spinner, who became the fastest Asian bowler to grab 200 Test wickets, backed the Pakistani leg-spinner to break his own record in the longer format of the game.

R Ashwin took 27 wickets in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand

Shah, who has played 16 Tests so far, is set to reach 100 Test wickets and become fastest Asian do so. Shah has 95 wickets in 16 Tests so far and needs 5 more wickets.

Ashwin achieved this feat in 18 Tests, while Shah is playing his 17th Test at Dubai, which is also Pakistan and West Indies' first ever day-night Test. 

Replying to a Pakistani journalist Faizan Lakhani, Ashwin, who is number one Test bowler at present, himself greeted the bowler on the occasion.

"Good luck, may the force be with him. He is such a delight to watch," said Ashwin on twitter.

The Tamil Nadu spinner took 27 wickets in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand, of which 13 scalps came in the third match alone.

His impressive performance not only earned Ashwin his seventh man of the series award but also propelled him to top in ICC Test Rankings.

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