India’s spin king Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday became the joint-fastest to take 350 wickets, matching Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan’s feat in his 66th Test.
Ashwin, who claimed his 27th five-wicket haul in the first innings of the opening Test against South Africa, castled Theunis de Bruyn with one that turned back sharply from wide outside the off-stump for his milestone wicket on day five in Visakhapatnam.
Congratulations to @ashwinravi99 the spin wizard on his 350 Test wickets 👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 6, 2019
The 33-year-old Tamil Nadu lad has claimed eight wickets so far in the first Test of the three-match series.
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— Adam Dhoni (@AdamDhoni1) October 6, 2019
Earlier in November 2017, Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets. He broke Australian pace ace Dennis Lillee’s record by achieving the feat in just 54 matches.