Ravichandran Ashwin felt that he wants to relish playing Test cricket as much as possible after he became India's third-highest Test wicket-taker on Monday. Ashwin, who claimed 3-82 and 3-35 in the first Test against New Zealand at Kanpur, surpassed off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's tally of 417 wickets.
"These are milestones that are constantly kept tab on. But as Rahul bhai says, it's not about runs or wickets, it's about how many memories you make," Ashwin said in the post-match presentation.
Ashwin alongside Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja brought the hosts close to a win as they reduced New Zealand to 155/9 but Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel saw out the final few overs of day 5 to earn a draw. Ashwin felt that he was expecting the drama caused by light which could've seen the match end earlier than expected.
"We were bowling in good areas, we knew we had time but light was always going to come into play in the last session. It happened every day of the match," Ashwin said.
"I think getting down to the last session, last mandatory over, Rachin hanging in there, Ajaz playing his part, a great day of Test cricket and I hope those who watched enjoyed it."
Ashwin expressed his fondness for Test cricket as it involves being patient while trying to get a wicket.
"Test cricket is not one of those formats where you come out and bowl good four overs. I am someone who wants to play this format.