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Rahul Dravid Honors Ravichandran Ashwin’s Glorious Journey with a Special Cap in His 100th Test
By CricShots - Mar 7, 2024 10:12 am
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In a touching moment at the historic fifth Test match between India and England in Dharamsala, head coach Rahul Dravid presented Ravichandran Ashwin with a special commemorative cap, honouring his incredible achievement of playing 100 Test matches for India. Accompanied by his wife and daughters, Ashwin’s milestone was celebrated with warmth and pride, resonating deeply with the crowd and creating a memorable atmosphere at the HPCA Stadium.

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Rahul Dravid hands a special cap to Ravichandran Ashwin

Captain Rohit Sharma led the Indian team in giving Ashwin a heartfelt guard of honour as he stepped onto the field, underscoring the respect and admiration his teammates hold for him. This gesture highlighted the camaraderie within the team and emphasized the significance of Ashwin’s achievement in the cricketing world.

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Ashwin’s journey to his 100th Test is a testament to his unwavering dedication, tireless efforts, and exceptional talent. As one of India’s most prominent spin bowlers, he has left an indelible mark on the sport, contributing significantly to the success of the national team.


The tributes and celebrations surrounding this momentous occasion serve as a fitting acknowledgment of his immense contributions to Indian cricket. Joining an esteemed list of Indian cricketers to reach the milestone of 100 Test matches, Ashwin’s achievement places him among the legends of the game.


Ravichandran Ashwin follows luminaries like Sachin Tendulkar (200), Rahul Dravid (163), VVS Laxman (134), Anil Kumble (132), Kapil Dev (131), Sunil Gavaskar (125), Dilip Vengsarkar (116), Sourav Ganguly (113), Virat Kohli (113), Ishant Sharma (105), Harbhajan Singh (103) and Cheteshwar Pujara (103).

With 507 wickets in Tests, including an impressive average of 23.91, along with notable performances in ODIs and T20Is, Ashwin’s versatility and skill have made him a cornerstone of the Indian cricket team.

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Since his Test debut in 2011, Ashwin has been a mainstay in the Indian Test side, particularly excelling in home conditions. His recent feats, surpassing Anil Kumble as India’s leading wicket-taker in home Tests and crossing the 350-wicket mark in Tests at home during the ongoing series, further underscore his dominance in the longest format of the game.