Indian spinner R Ashwin can achieve a major historic feat in the second Test against England. Three days of the second test have been completed. On the third day, Ashwin took 1 wicket. Now he only needs 3 wickets to reach 500 Test wickets. Ashwin can achieve a big feat by taking three wickets on the fourth day of the match in Visakhapatnam.
Ashwin could become the second Indian bowler to take 500 Test wickets. Before Ashwin, former veteran spinner Anil Kumble had touched this big figure. Kumble took 619 Test wickets in his career. Kumble is the most wicket-taking bowler in Test cricket for India. R Ashwin is second in the list. Kumble is the fourth bowler overall to have taken the most wickets in Test cricket.
Let us tell you that before the five-match Test series against England, Ashwin had taken 490 wickets in Tests. By the third day of the second Test, he has taken 497 wickets to his name. This means Indian spinners have taken 7 wickets in the series so far. Ashwin has played 96 Tests so far and is playing his 97th match against England (India vs England, 2nd Test).
Ashwin has played 96 Tests so far. He made his debut in this format in November 2011 against the West Indies. However, he had previously made his international debut in June 2010. At the same time, while bowling, he has taken 496 wickets to his name in 181 Test match innings so far at an average of 23.79. During this period he has taken 34 five wicket halls and 8 ten wicket halls to his name. Apart from bowling, Ashwin has also contributed a lot in batting. So far, he has scored 3222 runs while batting in 136 innings at an average of 26.62. He scored 5 centuries during this period.