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R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets, Surpassed Anil Kumble

India vs England Test 2024: R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets was beat Anil Kumble’s record to become the fastest Indian cricketer to score 500th wickets.

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The Fastest Indian Cricketer reach 500 wickets

On day 2 of the 3rd Test between India vs England on 16 February, 2024 at the Saurashtra’s Niranjan Sha Stadium, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was dismissed Zak Crawley of England and claimed his 500th Test wicket in the first inning. Start the match with just 1 wicket more to reach the milestone, R Ashwin was have a exclusive playstyle, making many difficult for Ben Stokes’ men. Ravichandran Ashwin did not wait for too long to celebrate the landmark moment, when opener Zak Crawley made a mistake in calculated the time which made the ball landed in the Rajat Patidar’s hand.

R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets make Ravichandran Ashwin become the second Indian cricketer reach the milestone, after Anil Kumble, who was held the record with 105 matches, before R Ashwin surpassed him with 98th Test match. R Ashwin 500 wickets. The record was led by the great Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka with just 87 Test matches. In additional, R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets has taken 25.715 balls, next to the legendary Glen McGrath, who has taken 25.528 balls.

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Fastest to 500th Test Wicket List

  1. Mutthiah Muralidaran (Sri Lanka) with 87 Test matches
  2. Ravichandran Ashwin (India) with 98 Test matches
  3. Anil Kumble (India) with 105 Test matches
  4. Shane Warne (Australia) with 110 matches
  5. Courtney Walsh (West Indies) with 129 matches
  6. James Anderson (England) with 129 matches
  7. Stuart Broad (England) in 140 matches

Other Mile Stone Marked by R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets

  • With 500 Test Wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin also become the third off-spinner to achieve the milestone.
  • R Ashwin continues to be the second Most Wickets in Test, behind Anil Kumbe with 619 wickets.
  • Ravichandran is the ninth bowler to reach the record in the traditional format, scored in his 97th Test.
  • Beside R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets, he was proved he was in his best in the shorter format. In 116 ODIs match Ashwin was play, he scored 156 wickets. He also scored 72 wickets in his 65 T20Is matches.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin also surpassed BS Chandrasekhar to become Indian’s leader wicket-taker against England in Test format.
  • R Ashwin was the fastest Indian bowler to claim 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 wickets in Test.
  • Fastest bowler to reach 300 wickets in term of inning numbers.
  • Highest Indian cricket and the second most won the Man of the series awards in Test with 10.
  • By R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets, he become the second highest ranked bowler in the ICC men’s player rankings, also the highest rated Indian bowler ever in Test.

The Spin Wizard of Indian Cricket

Ravichandran Ashwin, hail from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, was born on September 17, 1986. His inclination towards cricket emerged early in life, where his remarkable aptitude for spin bowling became apparent. The progression of Ashwin’s cricketing career started from grassroots level to represented the India in International cricket format, serves as a shining example of his unwavering commitment and relentless effort.

Ashwin made his Test debut in 2011, against West Indies. He showed his explore skill and award the Man of the match right in his first debut, become the third Indian player to win the award on Test debut. R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets. Not stop at that, in the 3rd Test, R Ashwin became only the third Indian cricketer to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in the same Test and in the debut since 1962, also the seventh Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul on debut. Later, Ravichandran Ashwin was named in the ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade 2011-2020.

Ashwin won the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC Men’s Test Cricketers of the Year awards in 2016 with 48 wickets and 336 runs in 8 Tests along with 27 wickets in 19 T20Is of 2015-2016 season. Later, Ravichandran Ashwin was named in the ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade 2011-2020. He even awarded the Arjuna award by Government of India in 2015.

Last Word

With R Ashwin 500th Test Wickets, he was a brightest example for every younger cricketers in the future. Example of resilience, passionate and dedication.

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