Ravichandran Ashwin Achieves New Heights in Test Cricket | Surpasses Kapil Dev:
Indian Spin Bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has achieved new heights of spin bowling after the first Test against Sri Lanka. Indian won by an innings and 222 runs against Sri Lanka at Mohali. With 2 wickets in the first innings, and 4 in the second innings, Ashwin took a total of 6 wickets in the game. He has now overtaken the legendary Kapil Dev in most Test Wickets list for India, and is now the second highest wicket taker for India in Test Cricket, only behind the legendary Anil Kumble. Anil Kumble has 619 Test Wickets for India, while Ashwin now has 436.
Overall, Ashwin is the 4th highest wicket taking spinner in Test Cricket. Muttiah Muralitharan is at the top with 800 Test Wickets, followed by Shane Warne with 708 Test Wickets, then Anil Kumble with 619 Test Wickets and now Ashwin with 436 Test Wickets. Ashwin is the second highest wicket taking off spinner in the history of Test Cricket now.
Ravichandran Ashwin is aged 35 at the moment and he can easily play 2-3 years more. If he does, he will surely reach around 550 Test Wickets. He has played 85 Test Matches and has taken 436 wickets. He has a massive tally of 30 Fifers and 7 Ten Wicket Hauls. Apart from his bowling, he is also great with the bat and has scored 12 half centuries and 5 centuries in Test Cricket.