3rd Test: Ashwin Becomes Fourth-Highest Wicket-Taker For India With 599 International Wickets
Ahmedabad: Ravichandran Ashwin climbed to the fourth spot on the list of Indian bowlers with the most wickets in international cricket after Zaheer Khan.
Ashwin achieved the feat after he dismissed Ollie Pope in the 28th over to overtake Zaheer’s tally at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday.
Ashwin now has 599 wickets across formats and is only behind former skipper Anil Kumble (953), spinner Harbhajan Singh (707), and Kapil Dev (687). The off-spinner is also on the brink of becoming the fourth Indian bowler to take 400 Test wickets.
Ashwin is just three wickets away from the glorious milestone in the longest format of the game.
In the ongoing pink-ball Test, Ashwin along with Axar Patel spun a web as India bundled out England for a paltry 112 in the first innings.
Axar, playing in just his second Test, scalped six wickets while Ashwin returned with three wickets as the visitors were bowled out in just 48.4 overs.