Nagpur - Indian spin king Ravichandran Ashwin said on Monday he
wanted to double his tally of 300 Test wickets after becoming the fastest
bowler to the mark against Sri Lanka.
Ashwin surpassed Australia's pace legend Dennis Lillee,
achieving the milestone in his 54th Test. Lillee took 56 matches to reach the
"I really hope I can go on to double these 300 wickets.
I've only played 50 Tests," said the 31-year-old off-spinner after India
crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 238 runs on the fourth day of the second
Test in Nagpur.
"It's not easy bowling spin, it looks like you're just
ambling up. But there's a lot (that goes) behind it."
The mercurial spinner, ranked fourth among top the top 10
bowlers, dismissed number eleven batsman Lahiru Gamage for nought to return
impressive match figures of 8-130.
Ashwin, who made his debut against the West Indies in 2011,
is India's premier spin bowler and has often achieved top positions in the
International Cricket Council rankings.
He had also surpassed Lillee in the race to 250 wickets in
his 45th Test against Bangladesh early this year.
Ashwin also has 150 one-day wickets in 111 matches and 52
wickets in 46 Twenty20 games.