Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the second Indian to pick 450 Wickets in Test Cricket. He is also the fastest Indian player to pick 450 wickets in Test Cricket and is known as the Magician on the Indian Test side. When it comes to test matches for India, the team is always incomplete when Ravi Ashwin isn’t a part of the Playing XI. He is a nightmare for many players like Steven Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, and others with his spin bowling. Even before the Border Gavaskar Trophy, the Australian side had a net bowler who has similar action like Ravi Ashwin and faced him. With the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 being played in India, Ravi Ashwin is the lethal weapon for India against Australia. And on February 9, 2023, Ravi Ashwin Joins the Elite List of 450 Wickets in Test Cricket.
Ravi Ashwin Joins the Elite List of 450 Wickets in Test Cricket
Ravi Ashwin took 89 matches to pick 450 wickets in Test Cricket. He also became the fastest Indian to pick 450 Wickets and second fastest in the world to pick 450 Wickets. The list of Fastest to 450 wickets is led by The G.O.A.T Spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan and now Ravi Ashwin ranks second and Anil Kumble ranks third in the list. Muttiah Muralitharan took only 80 matches to pick 450 Wickets whereas Anil Kumble took over 100 matches. Also Read: KS Bharat Age, Mother, Test Debut, Stats, Ranking, and More
Ravi Ashwin Picks 450 wicket in Test Cricket
It was Border Gavaskar Trophy when this historical moment for Ravi Ashwin took place. As Australia won the toss, they elected to bat first and India was given to bowl looking at the pitch conditions in Nagpur. With some early breakthroughs for India, Australia needed to start from the base as both their opener departed at a single-digit score in the third over. It was Steven Smith and Marcus Labuschagne who took charge of the game and build up a strong partnership of 82 runs. Later Lunch took place and Australia Look strong in the First session of the test. Also Read: Virat Kohli broke Fives Major Records with his 74th Hundred in International Cricket
As soon as Australia was looking strong, Ravindra Jadeja shined and took three wickets. It was in a quick session which resulted in Australia getting behind the game. Sooner, Alex Carry and Peter Handscomb came to bat. They both came with a mindset to destroy the bowling lineup and took on the spin bowler from the very first ball including a four on Ashwin’s very first delivery faced by Alex Carey. With the aggressive batting by both batsmen, they had a fast fifty runs partnership. But the “Anna” wasn’t lacking behind and struck his wicket by bowling him to the middle stump and Ravi Ashwin Joins the Elite List of 450 Wickets in Test Cricket. Also Read: BCCI is set to appoint MS Dhoni as Director of Cricket for T20 format: Reports
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