Ravichandran Ashwin completed his 200 test wickets when he dismissed Kane Williamson in the final session of the fourth day of ongoing Test series between India and New Zealand. Ravichandran Ashwin Becomes Fastest Indian To Take 200 Test Wickets. Ashwin achieved this in his 37th Test.While Harbhajan Singh was the fastest Indian before Ashwin with 46 Tests.
R Ashwin is also broke record of Waqar Younis and Dennis Lillee to become the second fastest bowler in the world. He is on second position, behind Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett. Ashwin got there in his 37th Test while Grimmett took 36.
“Ever since I came back from Australia last year, and went to Bangladesh I think that’s when I really started enjoying my bowling. I knew what I was doing very clearly, started planning my dismissals, knew exactly how to set batsmen up. It’s been a wonderful journey over the last couple of years, I just hope it keeps going for some time. I’d say the last 80-100 wickets have been very, very good for me,” Ashwin said after the fourth day’s play.
“I don’t think it is actually the right time to look back at what I have done so far. I think I have some distance to go in my Test career. Just hope I can one day look back at all these things and probably talk about it in the commentary box later on.”
Test Career Statistics of Ashwin :
While getting this record, R Ashwin took 18 five-fors and 4 10-wicket hauls. Also He has highest number of Man-of-the-Series awards than any other Indian.
R Ashvin also contributed with bat too. He has four test hundreds on his name.
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