Ravichandran Ashwin, the seasoned off-spinner, etched his name in the annals of cricket history once again as he surpassed Anil Kumble‘s record to become the highest wicket-taker in Test matches played in India. Achieving this monumental feat during the ongoing fourth Test against England in Ranchi, Ashwin’s remarkable accomplishment adds another chapter to his illustrious career.

R Ashwin leaves behind Kumble’s tally of 350 Test wickets at home

With his third wicket of the match, Ashwin claimed his 351st Test scalp at home, eclipsing the previous record held by Kumble of 350 wickets. The off-spinner’s milestone moment arrived during England’s second innings, as he showcased his mastery to dismantle the opposition’s batting lineup.

Not only did Ashwin rewrite the record books with this achievement, but he also reached other significant landmarks during the match. Surpassing the milestone of 400 Test wickets in Asia and securing his 100th dismissal against England, Ashwin demonstrated his enduring dominance on the cricket field.

Ashwin picks up crucial wickets in England’s second innings

Although Ashwin managed only one wicket in England’s first innings, he swiftly made an impact in the third innings by scalping two crucial wickets in quick succession. His dismissals of opener Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope off consecutive deliveries in the fifth over provided a decisive blow to the visitors’ batting lineup.However, it was Ashwin’s third wicket of the match, the prized scalp of former England captain Joe Root, that elevated him to the top of the charts as the leading wicket-taker in Test matches played on Indian soil.

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Ashwin’s incredible journey in Tests continues to inspire cricket enthusiasts worldwide, and his latest achievement cements his status as one of the all-time greats in the sport. As he continues to spin his magic on the field, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing more milestones from the maestro in the future.

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