Ravichandran Ashwin’s wife Prithi posted an adorable message for her husband.© Instagram
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin played a key role as India defeated England in the fourth Test and clinched the series 3-1. Ashwin’s wife Prithi took to Twitter to make an adorable request to her husband after India’s thumping series victory. Sharing a picture of Ashwin receiving the Player of the series award, Prithi used a read heart emoji and requested the off-spinner to break the bio-bubble and come back home. “Now break the bubbbubble and come home already. @ashwinravi99,” Prithi wrote on the micro-blogging site.
— Prithi Ashwin (@prithinarayanan) March 6, 2021
Ashwin finished the match by picking up England’s last two wickets as India bowled out the visitors for 135 runs in the second innings, to wind up the series with a huge innings and 25-run victory in the final Test.
The experienced off-spinner took eight wickets in the match — three in the first innings and five in the second innings — and finished the series with 32 wickets under his belt.
Ashwin, one of the standout performers for India in the series, not only starred with the ball but also finished the series as the third highest-scorer for India, scoring 189 runs from six innings.
He was only the third Indian — besides Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant — to score a century in the series. His all-round performance earned him his eighth Player of the Series award in Test cricket.
During the series, Ashwin became the fastest Indian — second fastest overall — to take 400 Test wickets, achieving the landmark in just 77 Test matches. Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan had completed his 400 Test wickets in just 72 matches.