India’s star Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become the second-highest wicket-taker for India in international cricket.
Ashwin achieved this feat during the first Test of the two-match series against the West Indies in Dominica. He picked his 33rd five-wicket haul in the first innings and went on to snare seven wickets in the second innings.
The Tamil Nadu cricketer now has a total of 709 wickets in 271 international matches. His bowling average stands at an impressive 25.67, and his best bowling figures are 7/59.
The legendary Anil Kumble leads the charts when it comes to leading wicket-takers, as he finished his career with 953 wickets in 401 matches at an average of 30.06.
Most international wickets for India:
- Anil Kumble – 953
- R Ashwin – 708
- Harbhajan Singh – 707
As far as the match is concerned, India beat West Indies by an innings and 141 runs to go 1-0 up in the two-match Test series. The second match of the series will be played from July 20 at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.