Last Update on: July 24th, 2023 at 12:03 pm
The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja achieved a massive milestone on day 4 of the ongoing second Test match between India and the West Indies. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up 500 wickets together in the longer format of the game.
Ashwin and Jadeja became the second India pair to achieve the milestone after Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. The pair completed the milestone when Ashwin picked up the wicket of Kirk McKenzie on Day 4 of the match at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on Sunday, July 23.
Ashwin-Jadeja Pair Achieves A Massive Milestone
They have played together in 49 Test matches, where Ashwin contributed 274 wickets and Jadeja took 226 wickets. The pair had an impressive record of 32 5-wicket hauls and 8 10-wicket hauls. The 36-year-old is on the verge of reaching 500 wickets in red-ball cricket.
Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh currently hold the record with 501 Test wickets between them, making them the leading pair for India. However, Ashwin and Jadeja have the opportunity to surpass their record and claim the top spot on the final day of the ongoing match.
Most Wickets As Pair For India In Tests
- Anil Kumble (281) and Harbhajan Singh (220) – 501 in 54 Tests
- R Ashwin (274) and Ravindra Jadeja (226) – 500 in 49 Tests*
- Bishan Bedi (184) and BS Chandrasekhar (184) – 368 in 42 Tests
Massive Help Is An Understatement – Ravichandran Ashwin
During the Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) 2023 series against Australia, Ashwin said that he enjoys bowling together with Ravindra Jadeja.
“Massive help is an understatement. He’s been in phenomenal form. The way he’s batted, the way he’s bowled and we don’t have to talk about how well he moves in the field.
He’s been a fantastic cricketer. I’m so thankful for the fact that I’ve got a partner like him to be bowling alongside me,” Ashwin had said.
The Rohit Sharma-led team declared their second innings at a total of 181-2 in just 24 overs, setting a mammoth target of 365 runs for the hosts. Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets before the end of the fourth day’s play, restricting them to 76/2.