RAshwin, on Wednesday, July 12, became only the 3rd Indian bowler to get 700 wickets in international cricket. The veteran attained the task on Day 1 of India’s opening Test against Kraigg Brathwaite’s West Indies at Windsor Park in Dominica.
Ashwin dismissed Alzarri Joseph to get to the 700-wicket mark at the highest degree in only his 271st suit for the Indian team. The batter attempted to choose an almighty heave on the leg side of Ashwin’s carom sphere, just to get a cutting edge. Jaydev Unadkat took a straightforward catch at the backward point as well as Joseph needed to stroll back after scoring four runs in 14 rounds.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) July 12, 2023
When Joseph got out, West Indies were struggling at 124 for the loss of seven wickets in 52.4 overs.
ASHWIN JOINS ELITE LIST
With Joseph’s gate, Ashwin joined Harbhajan Singh and also Anil Kumble as the various other Indian bowlers with 700 wickets in worldwide cricket. The off-spinner is within touching range of transcending Harbhajan’s tally of 707 wickets. Kumble is remaining on top with 953 wickets from 401 suits.
Ashwin additionally came to be the 16th bowler to pick up 700 wickets. The various other bowlers are Muttiah Muralitharan (1347 ), Shane Warne (1001 ), James Anderson (975 ), Kumble, Glenn McGrath (949 ), Wasim Akram (916 ), Stuart Broad (841 ), Shaun Pollock (829 ), Waqar Younis (789 ), Chaminda Vaas (761 ), Courtney Walsh (746 ), Brett Lee (718 ), Tim Southee (714 ), Harbhajan and also Daniel Vettori (705 ).
Ashwin is also nearby from ending up being the second Indian bowler after Kumble to pick up 500 wickets in Test cricket.
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