Thought career was at crossroads last year, didn't know if I would be in Test team: Indian spinner Ashwin
Ashwin took his 419th wicket in his 80th Test to surpass Harbhajan Singh's all-time wickets record (417 in 103 Tests).
Ravichandran Ashwin is the fourth Indian bowler to take more than 400 wickets in Test cricket.
While the Dravid-Rohit duo talked about drawing up a different template for T20s, the focus was equally on beating the Kiwis, who have been a thorn in India's flesh in the last few ICC tournaments.
Ashwin is back in the Indian limited-overs squad after spending four years on the sidelines.
Ashwin was effective in the T20 World Cup and on Wednesday changed the course of the first T20 by removing two New Zealand batters in the same over.
Giving due credit to Pakistan and New Zealand for their performances against Kohli and Co, focus should equally be put on some of the selection calls made before and during the tournament
On the night, India's spinners were just too good for the unheralded Namibia batters as India restricted them to a modest 132 for 8 in their inconsequential final T20 World Cup match.
David Wiese top-scored for Namibia with a 25-ball 26.
Ravichandran Ashwin said Virat Kohli plays with his heart on his sleeve and the latter's energy as a team leader is also contagious.
On paper, it may not look like a big match. But, after their painful losses in the first two games, against Pakistan and New Zealand, the remaining games assume even greater significance.
Batting legend Dravid, who will officially take over as India coach from Ravi Shastri at the end of the T20 World Cup, played for the Scottish Saltires in the English one-day tournament in 2003.
The off-spinner returned with figures of 2-14 in his four overs and he was one of the main reasons behind India managing to maintain a stranglehold over the Afghanistan batting order.
Ashwin, who was playing a white-ball game after four years, was one of the architects of India's 66-run win against Afghanistan which kept their slim chance of reaching the semifinals alive.
Afghanistan won the toss and opted to field against India at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
India's run has been derailed after two crushing defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand and the performance that they have put in is not worthy of a semi-final spot.