Ashwin breaks Kumble’s 18-year-old record in Nagpur Test


On the opening day of the first India vs Australia Test in Nagpur on Thursday, ace India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin added another feather to his glorious cap.

In the post-lunch session, Ashwin packed back Aussie wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey to complete 450 wickets in Test cricket. At the same time, he edged past Anil Kumble to become the fastest Indian bowler to reach this feat, picking up the 450th wicket in his 89th Test match.

Kumble, the former Indian skipper who had retired with 619 wickets under his belt, had scalped his 450th Test scalp in 2005 against arch-rivals Pakistan at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Ashwin is now only the second Indian and ninth overall in the world to achieve this milestone and is now the second-fastest bowler in the world to reach the 450th Test wicket, only behind Sri Lanka’s legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who reached this 80th Test match.

The veteran Indian off-spinner bagged his 450th Test wicket in the 54th over of the Australian innings.

News Desk

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