Ravichandran Ashwin becomes 2nd quickest bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan to claim 400 Test wickets



  • After Team India’s rare middle-order collapse on Day 2 of the ongoing pink-ball Test match, veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin staged an impressive fightback for the hosts with partner in crime Axar Patel at the newly reconstructed Narendra Modi Stadium.
  • Ashwin not only inspired a remarkable comeback of the hosts but the seasoned campaigner also entered his name in the history books on Thursday.
  • Ashwin became the second quickest bowler after legendary Muttiah Muralitharan to claim 400 wickets in the longest and oldest format of the gentlemen’s game.
  • Ashwin removed England’s Jofra Archer with a peach of a delivery to join the elite 400-club in Test cricket. For the record, the willy off-spinner is the fastest Indian bowler to take 400 wickets in Test cricket.
  • The veteran spinner is also the fourth Indian bowler to take 400 wickets in the whites for the Asian giants. Before Ashwin’s landmark achievement, former skippers  Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), and spin wizard Harbhajan Singh (417) have entered the 400-club in Test cricket.
  • While Ashwin secured his 400th Test wicket in his 77th game, spin legend Muralitharan had touched down the same feat in only 72 matches.
    “Well done @ashwinravi99 on reaching 400 wickets .Phenomenal! Congratulations on a fantastic achievement. Great going, keep it up!,” spin legend Kumble lauded Ashwin on Twitter. “Terrific consistency! Well done, keep it up @ashwinravi99. Joy to watch you bowl,” Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Ashwin on his historic achievement in Test cricket.

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  • Ashwin was only six wickets short of scripting history when the ace spinner had arrived into the pink-ball Test match.
  • Ashwin bagged three crucial wickets in the 1st innings before capping off another memorable performance with the leather by taking four wickets.
  • Ashwin’s teammate Axar bagged another five-wicket haul as India made sure England fold for a record 81-run total at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Team India needs 48 runs to win the 2nd Test match.


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