Last Update on: July 12th, 2023 at 09:31 pm
The 36-year-old India National Cricket Team off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin broke a massive record of the legendary spinner Anil Kumble in the first Test of the two-match series against Kraigg Brathwaite-led West Indies National Cricket Team on July 12 at the Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica.
Ravichandran Ashwin made his way back to India’s playing XI after missing out on the team at the ICC World Test Championship Final against Australia National Cricket Team last month. Notably, Ashwin’s exclusion was heavily criticized by fans and experts and many felt his absence was one of the key reasons behind India’s defeat in yet another ICC event.
Meanwhile, Ashwin made his presence felt in the 13th over itself as he cleaned up Tagenarine Chanderpaul with a peach of delivery on the 5th ball of the over. Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored 12 runs off 44 balls, before getting dismissed.
Ashwin became the first-ever Indian to dismiss both father and son in the purest format of the game as he had earlier dismissed Shivnarine Chanderpaul as well. Overall, he became just the 5th bowler to achieve the feat after Ian Botham, Mitchell Starc, Wasim Akram, and Simon Harmer.
Ravichandran Ashwin Beats Anil Kumble In Elite List
As Ravichandran Ashwin castled Chanderpaul, he became the Indian bowler with the most bowled dismissals in Test cricket history. He broke the record of Anil Kumble, who earned bowled dismissals 94 times in the longest format of the game.
India bowlers with most bowled dismissals in Tests:
95 – Ravichandran Ashwin
94 – Anil Kumble
88 – Kapil Dev
66 – Mohammed Shami
Ashwin picked his second wicket of the match by dismissing the West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite. He dismissed the West Indies skipper for 20 on the third ball of the 17th over. At the time of writing, West Indies were at 50/3 after 21 overs.