At the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Day 2 of the first Test match between India and Bangladesh, the visitors were in urgent need of some resiliency from the lower order. R Ashwin provided it for India with some skillful help from an unexpected batter in Kuldeep Yadav. India scored 404 runs in the first innings as a result of Ashwin’s ability to neutralize the spin danger posed by Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam. This was Ashwin’s 13th half-century score. After Ashwin made the important out, Iceland Cricket tweeted a sobering statistic about him that quickly went viral on social media, comparing him to cricket greats like Richard Hadlee and Shane Warne. India vs. Bangladesh Live Score: Day 3 of the First Test

On the second morning of the Test, Ashwin valiantly battled off the Bangladeshi onslaught, scoring 58 runs off 113 deliveries for his 13th half-century. Ashwin currently sits only 11 runs away from the 3000 run mark thanks to the hit. But as a No. 8 hitter in the format, he also finished 1700 runs. Only Kapil Dev has ever accomplished that feat for India in that position, while Daniel Vettori, a former captain of New Zealand, now sits atop the list with a total score of 2227.

Following the strike, Iceland Cricket posted on Twitter to express their opinion that despite Ashwin’s successes in Test matches, he is not often recognized as one of the best all-rounders in the game. The Twitter account also stated that Ashwin’s Test batting average (27.12) is almost identical to that of Hadlee, a legendary player from New Zealand (27.2). Ashwin has now fallen 136 runs short of Hadlee’s total as well. Ashwin’s bowling average (24.20) is lower than that of the late great Warne, according to Iceland Cricket’s further statement (25.40).

“Ravi Ashwin’s name is seldom ever included in lists of the best Test all-rounders. However, he has five centuries and closes to 3,000 runs at roughly the same average as Hadlee. Not to add, he has taken approximately 450 fewer wickets than Warne has, according to the tweet.

Bangladesh was eventually defeated by India for only 150 runs, giving them a 254-run first-inning advantage. At lunch on Day 3, India decided against pressing a follow-on and increased their advantage to 290 runs.