R Ashwin Becomes Fastest Indian Bowler To Take 450 Test Wickets


Nagpur: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin become the fastest Indian bowler and second overall to reach the mark of 450 Test wickets.

Ashwin achieved the feat on the opening day of the first Test against Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Thursday.

Before Ashwin, this record was held by Anil Kumble, who had taken four matches. The former India captain’s 450th Test scalp came against Pakistan in 2005 at the Eden Gardens.

Ashwin took 89 Tests to reach the mark, while Kumble scalped his 450th Test victim in his 93rd Test.

Ashwin is now the second-fastest to the feat, next only to the great Muttiah Muralitharan, who took just 80 Tests for 450 wickets.

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