Ravichandran Ashwin, India’s off-spinner, achieved yet another feat on Monday. Defeating Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the second and final Test in Bengaluru.
After taking six wickets (2 for 30; 4 for 55) in the second Test against Sri Lanka. Also Ravichandran Ashwin became the first player in the World Test Championship to reach 100 wickets (WTC).
With his six wickets, Ashwin became the first player to take 100 wickets in the World Test Championship (2 for 30; 4 for 55). (WTC).
Ashwin, who finished the previous WTC cycle as the leading wicket-taker with 71 wickets in 14 matches, has already taken 29 wickets in seven matches this cycle. and bringing his total to 100 in 21 games. As a result , he became the first cricketer in WTC history to reach a century of wickets.
In this WTC cycle, Ashwin is sixth in the current list of top wicket-takers. Which is led by his teammate Jasprit Bumrah (40).
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On Day 3 of the pink-ball Test on Monday. Ashwin surpassed former South African pacer Dale Steyn’s 439 Test wickets to become the eighth highest wicket-taker in Test history.
Currently in front of him are Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), James Anderson (640*), Anil Kumble (619), Glenn McGrath (563), Stuart Broad (537), and also Courtney Walsh (519).
He is, however, the third most active player in the world, and behind England pacers Anderson and Broad.
After the legendary Kumble, Ashwin is India’s second-highest wicket-taker.
In the series’ first Test match in Mohali. Ashwin surpassed former India captain Kapil Dev’s 434 wickets to become the country’s second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history.
In 86 Test matches, Ashwin has 442 wickets, also including 30 five-fors and seven 10-wicket hauls.