India's premier spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin stayed humble and focus after taking his 200th Test wicket on the fourth day of Kanpur Test on Sunday.
India positioned themselves for a massive win in their 500th cricket Test by polishing off the New Zealand top-order after setting them a colossal 434-run target, propelled by unbeaten half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja here on Sunday.
The record of fastest 200 wickets in Test cricket is held by Australia's Clarence Grimmett, who achieved the feat 36 Test matches.
The Saurashtra all-rounder's reply had the journalists in the room in splits.
The two stalwarts felt BCCI has a different structure to control and work with and hence all the recommendations made by the panel may not be beneficial.
This is one match no Indian cricket fan can ever forget.
The national selectors had dropped Khawaja for the third Test against Sri Lanka.
Despite scoring several tons after taking charge as captain, one stat in particular continues to haunt Kohli.
Some feel the right-hander has lost his ability to explode in the final overs of the match.
After defying Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on Day 2, the Kiwi batsmen failed to do so on Saturday.
India dominated Day 4 of the 1st Test thanks to Ashwin, Rohit and Jadeja's performances.
In the backdrop of the Uri terror attack, Thakur had yesterday ruled out the possibility of reviving bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan in near future.
Statistical highlights on day 3 of the first Test between India and New Zealand here on Saturday.
BCCI vice-president CK Khanna has written a letter to DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan to include newly appointed national selector Sarandeep Singh in the state selection panel, but Justice Mukul Mudgal made it clear that there was no question of any change.
New Zealand collapsed to 262 all out after resuming the day at a comfortable 152 for one and then India extended their lead to 215, ending the day at a commanding 159 for one.