The world’s No. 1 Test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, surpassed great all-rounder Kapil Dev to become India’s third-leading wicket-taker in international cricket.
In the morning session of the second day of play for the third Test against Australia, which is currently taking place at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, the 36-year-old right-arm off-break bowler, who is currently India’s second-leading wicket-taker in Test matches with 687 wickets, surpassed Kapil Dev’s mark.
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In the third Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test, which was his 269th international game for India, Ravichandran Ashwin first dismissed Peter Handscomb with the final ball of the 71st over to begin his wicket-taking in the match and tie Kapil’s total.
Then, with the first ball of the 75th over, he dismissed Alex Carey, breaking Kapil’s record and moving up to third place. Afterward, he got rid of Nathan Lyon to finish with three wickets in Australia’s first innings.
On the list of all-time wicket-takers for India, Ashwin is currently just behind legends Anil Kumble (953 wickets in 401 matches) and Harbhajan Singh (707 wickets in 365 matches).
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Ravichandran Ashwin made his India debut against Sri Lanka:
Ravichandran Ashwin, who made his international debut for India on June 5, 2010, has taken 466 wickets in 91 Tests, 151 in 113 ODIs, and 72 in 65 T20I games. He made his debut for India against Sri Lanka in Harare. On March 1, Ashwin, who is currently leading the Test rankings, reached the No. 1 spot against Australia in the present Test series at home. Ashwin has taken a total of 16 wickets. He overtook James Anderson, an England pacer, to grab the top spot. The first Test against New Zealand saw the 40-year-old Anderson establish himself as the best bowler, and he held that position for the past week.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling partner Ravindra Jadeja also set a record during the first day of action between India and Australia in Indore by becoming just the second Indian, after Kapil, to reach the milestone of 5000 runs and 500 wickets in international cricket.
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