Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday became only the sixth spinner in the world and the fourth Indian overall to take 400 Test wickets when he dismissed Jofra Archer on the second day of the day-night third Test against England in Ahmedabad.

The 34-year-old off-spinner, playing in his 77th Test, is also the second-fastest to reach the milestone after Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan, who made it in his 72nd Test. Anil Kumble is India’s leading wicket-taker in Tests with 619 scalps but Ashwin isn’t looking too far ahead.

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“If you look at it pragmatically, it’s 218 wickets away. I stopped thinking about all those landmarks a long, long time ago,” Ashwin said during a virtual media interaction on Saturday.

“It’s been about what I can do, how I can get better, what more I can offer to the team because every…

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