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200 wickets in only 37 Tests, that's Ashwin for you!

Last updated on: September 26, 2016 14:06 IST


Rajneesh Gupta presents interesting numbers from Ravichandran Ashwin’s career. Check them out...

IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of Tom Latham on Day 4 of the Kanpur Test. Photograph: BCCI.

The day belonged to India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who became the second quickest bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 200 wickets, behind only Australia’s leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett, on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur on Sunday.

Ashwin completed the landmark in just 37 Tests, the fastest Indian to do so.

In fact, Ashwin would have been the joint-quickest with Grimmett, but only 22 overs could be bowled in the Port-of-Spain Test against West Indies which was washed out because of rain and Ashwin only bowled five overs in that game.

Rajneesh Gupta