Ashwin becomes joint-fastest to reach 350 Test wicket club
Premier Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday touched giant milestone as he became the joint-fastest to reach 350 Test wickets.
The 33-year old reached the feat when he shattered the stumps of Theunis de Bruyn on day five of the Visakhapatnam Test against South Africa, equalling Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan’s record.
His 350th scalp came in 66 Test matches.
Ashwin claimed a seven-fer in the first innings picking his career’s 27th five-wicket haul and 21st on the Indian soil.
75 Tests – Malcolm Marshall (WI)/ Rangana Herath (SL)
Congratulations to @ashwinravi99 the spin wizard on his 350 Test wickets 👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 6, 2019
🚨 350 Test wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin 🚨
He has dismissed Theunis de Bruyn to become the joint-fastest to the milestone alongside Muttiah Muralitharan – in just 66 matches!
— ICC (@ICC) October 6, 2019
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