India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the in the first test match between India and Sri Lanka at Mohali with an inning and 222 runs victory. The Indian cricket team not only achieved the third-highest victory by runs in Test cricket against Sri Lanka in this match, but it was also historic in many respects. For former captain Virat Kohli, this was the 100th Test match of his career while it was the first match for Rohit Sharma as Test captain.
During the match, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja recorded many historical records to his name, while Indian team’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also played an important role in the victory and achieved a big record for himself too.
In the match, Ravichandran Ashwin entered the top 10 list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket, leaving behind former Indian captain Kapil Dev (434). Ashwin took 6 wickets in the match and has now occupied the second position in the list of highest Indian wicket-takers in Test cricket.
Anil Kumble (619) holds the record for taking the most wickets in Test cricket for India. After the match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma praised the players, during which, he called Ashwin an all-time great.
Rohit had said that in his eyes he is an all time great. He had further said that Ashwin has been doing well while playing for India and has been instrumental in winning many matches.
While Rohit Sharma seemed very happy with the performance of the off-spinner, former Pakistan wicketkeeper batsman Rashid Latif did not like the statement from Rohit. Latif believes that Ashwin can only perform well in home conditions, while India have produced many better spin bowlers than him, who can also perform better on foreign pitches.
Talking on his YouTube channel, he said that there is no doubt that Ashwin is a great bowler and he brings many variations with his bowling. But he further added that India doesn’t have a better spinner than Ashwin while bowling at home. But he further said that he doesn’t agree with Rohit’s statement for overseas conditions. He said that Kumble and Jadeja has been better than him in overseas condition.
"Anil Kumble, Ravindra Jadeja better than Ravi Ashwin in away conditions." – Rashid Latif (To Caught behind)— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 9, 2022
Talking further, Rashid Latif said that there is no doubt that Ashwin has been the best bowler in India but Rohit calling him an all time great is a bit too much. According to him, he was trying to motivate the players but his tongue slipped.
Let us tell you that the Indian team will play the second and last Test match of the series against Sri Lanka in the day night format at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru from the 12th March.