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Ravichandran Ashwin become the Second-Fastest 500 Test Wickets, Surpasses Anil Kumble’s Record

500 Test wicket, Ravichandran Ashwin

In a spectacular display of skill and determination, veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin rewrote cricketing history on Day 2 of the intense 3rd Test against England at Saurashtra’s Niranjan Shah Stadium. Ashwin’s outstanding performance marked his entry into the exclusive 500-wicket club, making him the second-fastest bowler to achieve this milestone and surpassing the iconic Anil Kumble’s record.

Ashwin’s Landmark Moment

Leading India’s bowling charge on Friday, Ashwin clinched his 500th Test wicket by dismissing Zak Crawley in the third session of play. This historic achievement not only cements Ashwin’s legacy but also positions him as the quickest Indian to reach 500 wickets, outpacing the legendary Anil Kumble.

Record-Breaking Statistics

Ashwin’s journey to 500 wickets involved bowling a total of 25,715 balls, making him the second-fastest bowler both in terms of matches and deliveries. Only Glenn McGrath, with 25,528 balls, achieved this feat more swiftly. Surpassing Kumble’s 105 matches, Ashwin accomplished this milestone in his 98th Test, placing him among the elite ranks of the fastest bowlers in the history of Test cricket.

Triumph Over England

In the previous Test, Ashwin showcased his strategic prowess by outsmarting England’s Ollie Pope, securing his 498th Test wicket. Captain Rohit Sharma’s sharp catch of Pope not only marked a crucial breakthrough but also propelled Ashwin past BS Chandrasekhar to become India’s leading wicket-taker against England in Test cricket.

Notable Feats and Milestones

Fresh from surpassing Chandrasekhar, Ashwin’s wicket No. 96 came in the previous Test at Visakhapatnam, where he dismissed Joe Root. This set the stage for his historic 500th wicket, achieved through a spin-bowling masterclass that underlined his prowess on the cricket field.

HISTORY:-

At 37 years old, Ravichandran Ashwin stands as the second-fastest to claim 500 wickets in the history of Test cricket, playing his 98th Test for Team India. As the ninth bowler to achieve this milestone, Ashwin’s accomplishment adds another chapter to his illustrious career, positioning him among the cricketing greats. With Anil Kumble’s record surpassed, Ashwin’s feat stands as a testament to his skill, determination, and unwavering commitment to the sport.


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2 responses to “Ravichandran Ashwin become the Second-Fastest 500 Test Wickets, Surpasses Anil Kumble’s Record”

  1. […] Ashwin’s journey to 500 wickets involved him bowling 25,715 balls, making him the second-fastest in terms of balls bowled, just behind the legendary Glenn McGrath, who accomplished this feat in 25,528 deliveries. The record-breaking moment came as Ashwin outperformed not only Anil Kumble but also the iconic BS Chandrasekhar, becoming India’s leading wicket-taker against England in Test cricket. […]

    1. yes that’s why we write that second fastest 500 test wicket taker

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