On Friday, 16th of February, Ravichandran Ashwin achieved a historic milestone by becoming only the second Indian and ninth overall to claim 500 wickets in Test cricket. This remarkable feat was accomplished during the third Test against England in Rajkot, marking him as the second Indian after the legendary Anil Kumble to reach this pinnacle.

Not only did Ashwin enter the exclusive 500-wicket club, but he also became the second-fastest player to achieve this milestone. His crucial wicket of Zak Crawley in the third session of Day 2 not only provided India with a breakthrough but also propelled him past BS Chandrasekhar as India’s leading wicket-taker against England in Test cricket.

Ashwin achieved this feat in his 97th test for Team India. Former India skipper Kumble leads the tally with 619 wickets in 132 matches, while Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan holds the all-time record with 800 wickets in 133 games.

Last Updated on February 16, 2024

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