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“I will not cling to the second position” – Kapil Dev reacts after Ashwin surpasses his wicket tally

Kapil Dev Reacts To Ashwin Surpassing His Tally Of Wickets

In the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, Ravichandran Ashwin made history by exceeding the wicket total of the great Kapil Dev, who had previously held the record. Kapil Dev spoke out in response.

Dev said that Ashwin’s success is significant and that the off-spinner has not had many chances in previous years. He also noted that his own time has passed, that he would not be able to maintain his second-place ranking in India’s all-time wicket-taking list.

“It’s a fantastic accomplishment, particularly for someone who hasn’t had many chances in the recent past. If he had taken advantage of those possibilities, he would have passed the 434-mile mark considerably sooner. I am delighted for him; why should I take away [the second place] from him in this way? I’ve reached the end of my time,” Kapil Dev declared to Mid-Day.

Kapil Dev believes Ashwin should target 500 wickets

Kapil Dev Reacts To Ashwin Surpassing His Tally Of Wickets

Kapil Dev also said that Ravichandran Ashwin is a fantastic cricketer as well as a thinking spinner. Additionally, Dev claimed that Ashwin should now aspire to surpass the 500 wicket mark in Test match cricket, and that there were likely to be more.

“Ashwin is a fantastic cricketer who also happens to be an incredible spinner. He should now set a goal of 500 Test scalps, which I am certain he will be able to accomplish. In reality, there should be many more [wickets] than that,” Kapil Dev said.

Kapil Dev has played in 131 Test matches for the Indian national team. The right-handed hitter has amassed more than 5000 runs in Test cricket for India, with an average of more than 30 runs per game. In addition, the right-arm bowler has taken a whopping 434 wickets for the Indian team in Test match cricket. Kapil Dev, who is now 63, played his farewell international encounter for India against the West Indies in the year 1994.

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