Ravichandran Ashwin became the fourth Indian to 400 wickets, and the second-fastest overall (in terms of Tests played) to the mark, when he got Jofra Archer out in the second innings of the third Test in Ahmedabad. The 10-wicket win against England, where India’s primary spinners Axar Patel and Ashwin took 18 of the 20 wickets, took the host side a step closer to the World Test Championship final at Lord’s later this year.

Ashwin spoke at length about his remarkable achievement, the pink-ball challenge and dealing with the bio-bubble fatigue.

You have been moving from one bio-bubble to another since last year’s IPL. How challenging has it been?

I had my family in the second half of the IPL and the full tour of Australia. In this series, I’ve used a rotation policy and left them at home. I think without them around, it can be incredibly hard. Yes, we get larger hotel spaces. We do…

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