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Ravichandran Ashwin Claims 500 Test Wickets, Creates History In Rajkot
By CricShots - Feb 16, 2024 4:39 pm
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Twitter erupted with celebrations as Ravichandran Ashwin marked his milestone of 500 Test wickets during the ongoing clash against England in Rajkot. The moment arrived when he dismissed Zak Crawley with his trademark guile, inducing a mistimed sweep shot that resulted in a catch at fine-leg by Rajat Patidar.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin takes 500 Test wickets

This landmark not only cemented Ashwin’s status as one of India’s greatest spinners but also propelled him into the exclusive company of Anil Kumble as the only other Indian bowler to achieve this feat. What’s truly remarkable is Ashwin’s rapid ascent to this pinnacle of success.

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Surpassing every milestone with unparalleled speed, he shattered records for the fastest 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, and 450 Test wickets, affirming his dominance in the format. His remarkable average of 23.88 further underscores his prowess and underscores why he’s considered a linchpin of the Indian bowling attack.

Ashwin’s contributions to Indian cricket transcend statistics. Over the past decade, he has shouldered the responsibility of leading the bowling unit with finesse, delivering standout performances both at home and on foreign soil. His influence extends beyond mere numbers, playing a pivotal role in many memorable victories for the Indian team.

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With his current trajectory, it’s conceivable that Ashwin could eclipse Kumble’s record to become India’s highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. As fans took to Twitter to laud his achievement, showering him with accolades and jubilant reactions, it became evident that Ashwin’s legacy in the annals of Indian cricket is secure. His 500th wicket serves not only as a testament to his skill but also as a symbol of his enduring impact on the sport.

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