Ashwin’s MAGIC, Surpasses Kapil Dev in Highest Test Wicket Takers LIST


IND vs SL LIVE – Highest Test Wicket Takers: Super Ravichandran Ashwin SURPASSES legendary Kapil Dev with 435 Test wickets – Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed Kapil Dev’s record of 435 Test wickets on Sunday in Mohali. The veteran offie is now India’s second-highest wicket-taker in Test history, behind Anil Kumble, who has 619. Follow IND vs SL live updates.

“28 years ago, I was cheering the great @therealkapildev on to get his world record tally of wickets. I never had the slightest of ideas that I would become an off spinner, play for my country and even manage to go past the great mans tally of wickets. I am delighted and very grateful to what this game has given me so far,” Ravichandran Ashwin posted on Instagram after the match.

India’s HIGHEST Test Wicket Takers LIST

  • Kapil Dev’s 434 Test scalps to become the second highest wicket-taker for India in the longest format of the game, reaching the mark in his 85th match.
  • The 35-year-old Ashwin achieved the feat in the first Test against Sri Lanka. He began the match with 430 scalps and claimed two wickets in the first innings before adding three more in the second essay to cross Kapil’s mark.
  • Kapil had managed the feat in 131 matches.
  • The legendary Anil Kumble tops the chart with 619 scalps which he claimed in 132 matches.

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Ashwin drew level with Kapil when he took the wicket of Pathum Nissanka during Sri Lanka’s second innings.

The tweaker then dismissed Charith Asalanka to get his 435th wicket.

In the first innings, he had registered figures of 2/49, helping the hosts take a mammoth 400-run lead.

IND vs SL LIVE: SPIN Magician Ravichandran Ashwin SURPASSES legendary Kapil Dev, now just behind Kumble in HIGHEST Test Wicket Takers LIST
IND vs SL LIVE: SPIN Magician Ravichandran Ashwin SURPASSES legendary Kapil Dev, now just behind Kumble in HIGHEST Test Wicket Takers LIST

Ashwin is the fourth Indian bowler to take more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. He also became the ninth highest Test wicket-taker of all time, moving past New Zealand great Richard Hadlee (431) and Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath (433) as well, apart from Kapil

Only four Indian bowlers — Kumble, Ashwin, Kapil and Harbhajan Singh — have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket.

 

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