In the recent Test match played between India vs Sri Lanka in Mohali, Punjab. India’s off-spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin achieved the milestone of 434 test wicket-taker bowler. You must be amazed to know that this milestone before belonged to India’s former captain Kapil Dev. Right now, R Ashwin with this record has become India’s second-high wicket-taker in Test cricket. According to the sources, Ashwin leveled with the Kapil Dev number of test wickets when he dismissed Pathum Nissanka. Let’s’ talk about every record-breaking moment that occurred in the Mohali test match in detail.
Ravichandran Ashwin Profile, ICC Rankings, & Career Info
As you know, India was in a strong position in the third of the session innings in Mohali in the 1st Test match against Sri Lanka. Then, here come an over of Ravichandran Ashwin where he dismisses Charith Asalanka. With this wicket, he got the milestone of India’s most wicket-taker bowler after legendary Kapil Dev. Although, he didn’t surpass the record of former South African fast bowler Dale Steyn record. According to the sources, Dale Steyn has had 439 test wickets in his career. For that reason, R Ashwin has 9th rank in the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket so far. We hope soon he will achieve that milestone and ranked up his position in Test cricket.
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Ashwin Becomes India’s 2nd Highest Wicket Taker
According to the sources, India’s Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin achieved the milestone on this 85th Test match. If we compare to Kapil Dev, he had taken 432 test wickets on 131 test matches. It shows that Ashwin has played fewer matches than Kapil Dev. Although, we couldn’t compare these two eras. Furthermore, when current Rohit Sharma appealed for follow-on after getting all out at the score of 174 runs. Here, India had a lead of 400 runs over the first innings score of 574 for 8 wickets.
Sri Lanka was in bad condition from the starting when they lost 6 wickets at the score of 13 runs only. Somehow, Pathum Nissanka (61 runs off 133 balls) and Charith Asalank’s 58 runs had managed to reach the total 161 scores
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