Ravichandran Ashwin turned the primary participant to take 100 wickets in World Check Championship.© BCCI
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin achieved yet one more feat on Monday as India defeated Sri Lanka within the second and ultimate Check by 238 runs in Bengaluru. Ashwin, who picked six wickets (2 for 30; 4 for 55) within the match, turned the primary participant to take 100 wickets in World Check Championship (WTC). Ashwin, who had ended up as the best wicket-taker with 71 wickets in 14 matches over the past WTC cycle, has already bagged 29 wickets in seven matches thus far within the ongoing cycle, taking his tally to 100 in 21 video games. Thus, changing into the primary cricketer to realize a century of wickets in WTC.
Ashwin is sixth within the present record of prime wicket-takers on this WTC cycle, which is topped by his teammate Jasprit Bumrah (40).
Ashwin additionally surpassed former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn’s tally of 439 Check wickets to change into the eighth highest wicket-taker within the historical past of the longest format on Day 3 of the pink-ball Check on Monday.
The 35-year-old now trails the likes of Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), and James Anderson (640*), Anil Kumble (619), Glenn McGrath (563), Stuart Broad (537) and Courtney Walsh (519).
Nevertheless, he’s third amongst present energetic gamers, behind England pacers Anderson and Broad.
Ashwin can be India’s second-highest wicket-taker after the legendary Kumble.
Within the first Check match of the collection in Mohali, Ashwin had overtaken former India captain Kapil Dev’s tally of 434 wickets to change into nation’s second-highest wicket-taker within the historical past of Check cricket.
General, Ashwin has taken 442 Check wickets in 86 matches, together with 30 five-fors and 7 10-wicket hauls.
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