Ashwin broke Kapil Dev’s record, now only Kumble and Harbhajan are ahead

India’s experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin performed brilliantly on the second day of the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. Ashwin took three wickets on the second day of the Indore Test against Australia. And also put a new record in his bag.

With this, he broke the record of the great Kapil Dev. Ravichandran Ashwin has become the third Indian bowler to take the most wickets in international cricket. Ashwin took 689 wickets in 269 matches and Kapil Dev took 687 wickets in 356 matches. Former leg-spinner Anil Kumble holds the record for most wickets in international cricket for India. Anil Kumble has taken 953 wickets in 401 matches and former all-rounder Harbhajan Singh is second in this list with 707 wickets in 365 matches.

India’s veteran off-spinner R Ashwin took 466 wickets in Test cricket, while he has 151 wickets in One Day Internationals. At the same time, Ravichandran Ashwin, who played in the T20 World Cup last year, took 72 wickets in T20 International cricket. In this way, his wickets in international cricket reached 689.

Ashwin has reached the top of the Test rankings due to his good performance. Ashwin on Wednesday became the first Test bowler at the Test level to overtake England bowler James Anderson.

Talking about the match, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav played a key role in stopping Australia for 197 runs in the first innings on the second day of the Indore Test. Ravi Ashwin first dismissed Peter Handscomb (19) caught by short leg Shreyas Iyer. He then dismissed Alex Carey (3). Ashwin then bowled Nathan Lyon (5) to end Australia’s innings.

Top five bowlers with the most wickets for India (across all formats)

  1. Anil Kumble – 953 wickets
  2. Harbhajan Singh – 707 wickets
  3. Ravichandran Ashwin – 689 wickets
  4. Kapil Dev – 687 wickets
  5. Zaheer Khan – 597 wickets
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