India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin Becomes Fourth Indian to Enter 400 Club
India’s master spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has reached 400 Test wickets in Test cricket and he has become only the fourth Indian player to do so. At Motera he removed the likes of Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope and Jofra Archer to get to the feat. Meanwhile he is the second fastest to achieve this feat.
He went onto take nine wickets against England in the second Test in Chennai at his home ground where he slammed a century. Meanwhile in the second innings it was debutante Axar Patel who shone with the ball. But that didn’t count much as this workhorse from Chennai had done enough by then to reach 400 Test wickets.
Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday became only the sixth spinner in the world and the fourth Indian overall to take 400 Test wickets when he dismissed Jofra Archer on the second day of the day-night third Test against England here. The 34-year-old off-spinner, playing in his 77th Test, is the 16th bowler in the world to have taken 400 Test wickets.
Former captain Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev, (434), Harbhajan Singh (417) are the other Indians who have 400 Test wickets to their credit. Ashwin also became the second fastest to reach the milestone after Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan, who made it in his 72nd Test. The veteran came into the match six short of the landmark and took three England wickets in the first innings.
(With PTI Inputs)